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San Diego County Reports 952 New COVID-19 Cases, 11 Deaths

Nurse Kennedy Garcia, a U.S. Navy lieutenant, prepares her personal protective equipment before entering the isolation room of a COVID-19 patient in the ICU. REUTERS / Shannon Stapleton

The county of San Diego reported 952 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional virus-related deaths Wednesday, such as county announced that it is no longer required – but highly recommended – masks in most interior settings.

Wednesday’s data boosted cumulative total coronavirus cases in San Diego County to 739,176 cases and 5,045 deaths since the pandemic began.

The number of county patients treated with COVID-19 continued to decline, falling to 417 from 424, according to state figures Wednesday.

The number of these patients in the intensive care unit was reduced by eight to 75. The available ICU beds were reduced by 12 to 219.

A total of 1,169,223 – or 54.8% – of San Diego County residents who are fully vaccinated have received a booster shot, according to the county Organization of Health and Human Services.

More than 2.93 million – or 93% – of San Diego County residents aged 5 and over are at least partially vaccinated, and more than 2.57 million, or 81.7%, are fully vaccinated.

The average percentage of COVID-19 tests that returned positive last week fell to 5.2%, from 5.7% on Friday. The county reports new data for COVID-19 on Tuesday and Friday. An average of 12,602 tests were reported daily last week.

The City News Service contributed to this article.

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