SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego County public health officials reported 291 new COVID-19 infections and six deaths from the illness Thursday, raising the county’s totals to 49,446 cases of the coronavirus and 819 deaths, while a new daily record for community outbreaks was set.
A total of 19 community outbreaks were reported Thursday, six in restaurant/bar settings, six in business settings, two in grocery settings, two in restaurants, one in a food processing setting, one in a residence and another in a hair salon/barbershop setting.
In the past seven days, 32 community outbreaks were confirmed, well above the trigger of seven or more in a week’s time. A community setting outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households over the past 14 days.
Four women and two men died between Sept. 4 and Oct. 7, and their ages ranged