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Major Gaps in Coronavirus Testing in Counties Across California

03/31/20

Read the full article by Dorian Hargrove on NBC 7 San Diego here.

As San Diego County residents, as well as those living throughout the state, brace for the full impact of the coronavirus, gaps in testing data have emerged. 

While some counties in the state have chosen to release the number of tests administered, others, including San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Riverside Counties, to name a few, have decided not to. Meanwhile, the state has a backlog of pending tests that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, number more than 57,400.

In San Diego County, the county estimates 10,354 tests have been performed on those who suspect they have the illness. 

Of those 10,354 tests, as of March 30, 749 people have tested positive, or 7.2 percent. 

In terms of San Diego County, 31 out of every 10,000 people have been tested so far, one of the highest rates when compared to other large counties in California.