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High testing rates keep San Diego in Red Tier as cases continue to rise


Last updated 10/20/2020 at 5:04pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Despite an adjusted daily COVID-19 case rate of 7 per 100,000 population, San Diego County was again able to avoid being pushed into the most restrictive purple tier of California's four-tier reopening system Tuesday, Oct. 20.

High rates of testing helped the county stay in the red tier, county officials said. The positive adjustment is given by the state to counties that are testing at higher levels than the state's median. That adjustment prevented the county from data which would have landed it in purple, which would have placed indoor activities at restaurants, movi...

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