Where COVID-19 Is Hitting San Diego Hardest


San Diego County hospitals have reached maximum capacity of not only beds, but also staff as COVID-19 continues to ravage the county. On Sunday, the number of confirmed cases reached 126,465 with the hardest hit areas outside of the city of San Diego's 48,803 being:

  • Chula Vista 14,870
  • Escondido 6,305
  • El Cajon 6,060
  • Oceanside 5,252
  • Vista 4,172
  • National City 3,587
  • Spring Valley 3,494
  • San Marcos 3,080
  • Complete breakdown by city and zip code

859 community outbreaks have been documented in San Diego County - 88 alone during the week after Thanksgiving. Here's how the county defines outbreaks and investigates them.

In looking at the sectors where outbreaks have been most prevalent since the pandemic began, senior living facilities have experienced the most, followed by manufacturing and other businesses, retail/grocery stores, and coming in at fourth place restaurants/bars

Despite these figures, local government and restaurants continue to battle over whether they should be allowed to continue on-premise dining. On Friday an appeals court granted a stay against a San Diego judges recent ruling to allow strip clubs and restaurants to reopen despite the state's current coronavirus restrictions.