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San Diego County Reports Slight Decrease in COVID Hospitalizations

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A member of the medical staff treats a patient suffering from COVID-19 coronavirus disease in the Intensive Care Unit at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista. REUTERS / Lucy Nicholson

The number of COVID-19 patients in San Diego County hospitals has dropped to 200, down five from Friday, according to the latest state figures on Saturday.

The number of these patients in the intensive care unit increased by three to 38. The available ICU beds increased by five to 243.

The latest figures come a day after local health officials reported 659 new positive coronavirus tests and no additional virus-related deaths, bringing the county’s total cases to 747,174 and 5,138, according to the county. San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

The agency does not report COVID data on weekends.

The percentage of COVID-19 tests that returned positive last week rose to 2.8%, from 2.7% on Tuesday. The county reports these figures on Tuesday and Friday. An average of 13,471 tests were reported daily last week.

A total of 1,193,449 – or 55.3% – of San Diego County residents who are fully vaccinated have received a booster shot, according to the agency.

More than 2.94 million – or 93.4% – of San Diego County residents aged 5 and over are at least partially vaccinated and more than 2.58 million, or 82.1%, are fully vaccinated.

–City News Service, Inc.


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