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COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the region, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported today.

Average weekly coronavirus cases have more than tripled in the past 30 days. Hospitalizations and intensive care admissions are also on the rise.

The rising number of cases is prompting the county, in line with the state’s SMARTER plan, to remind San Diegans to continue using established protective measures. This includes the state’s strongly recommended guidelines regarding voluntary masking in public.

Masking is especially important when traveling or moving through crowded indoor spaces, as is avoiding large gatherings, especially if you are immunocompromised.

“Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and keeping up to date with all recommended boosters is the best protection San Diegans can take against the current surge in new cases,” said Ankita Kadakia, deputy public health officer. “Gatherings with friends and family are popular during the summer months, but take precautions to keep loved ones safe, including staying home if you’re sick, getting your shots or cleaning up frequently. hands.”

Boosters are available to anyone aged five and over. People 50 and older and those who are severely immunocompromised are encouraged to receive a second booster four months after their initial booster.

Vaccination progress:

  • Received at least one vaccine: Nearly 2.97 million or 94.3% of San Diegan residents age 5 and older are at least partially vaccinated.
  • Fully vaccinated: Nearly 2.63 million or 83.5%.
  • Boosters administered: 1,336,530 or 58.6% of 2,280,870 eligible San Diegans.
  • More information on vaccination can be found at


  • 15 additional deaths have been reported since the last report on May 26. The region total is 5,303.
  • Of these 15 additional deaths, nine were male and six were female. They died between January 26, 2022 and May 25, 2022; two of the deaths occurred in the past two weeks.
  • Seven of those who died were 80 or older, two were in their 60s, two in their 60s, three in their 50s and one in their 30s.
  • 10 of the deceased were fully vaccinated and five were not fully vaccinated.
  • 14 had underlying medical conditions and one has a pending medical history.

Cases, case rates, hospitalizations and tests:

  • 2,331 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the county in the past two days (May 31 to June 1, 2022). The region total is now 792,777.
  • 8,563 cases were reported last week (May 26-June 1) compared to 8,850 infections identified the previous week (May 19-May 25).
  • San Diego County’s case rate per 100,000 population ages 12 and older is 29.67 for fully vaccinated and boosted people, 15.50 for fully vaccinated people, and 43.53 for San Diegans not fully vaccinated.
  • 12,226 tests were reported to the county on May 28, and the percentage of new positive cases was 10.2% (data through May 28).
  • The rolling 14-day percentage of positive cases, among tests reported through May 28, is 8.6%.

More information:

Data updates on the County website will be published on Mondays and Thursdays around 5 p.m., excluding public holidays.

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