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San Diego County Health Officials Report Slight Drop in COVID Hospitalizations

Coronavirus patient in the ICU at Mission Viejo
Doctors intubate a coronavirus patient into the COVID-19 ICU. REUTERS / Lucy Nicholson

The number of COVID-19 patients in San Diego County hospitals has dropped by seven to 97, according to the latest state figures on Sunday.

Of these patients, 13 were in the intensive care unit, up from 17 the previous day. The total number of available hospital beds across the province increased from 10 to 274.

The latest figures come two days after San Diego County Organization of Health and Human Services mentionted 389 new COVID-19 infections and three more virus-related deaths, as case numbers rose from week to week in the area.

The county does not report cases or deaths on weekends.

A total of 2,277 cases were reported last week, 318 more than the previous week’s 1,959. The cumulative totals of the prefecture increased to 756,718 infections and 5,236 deaths as of Friday.

More than 30,000 San Digan have been treated with COVID-19 locally since the beginning of the pandemic, the HHSA said last week. The first was hospitalized on February 25, 2020.

The city’s news service contributed in this article.


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