SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The number of COVID-positive hospital admissions in San Diego County dropped by 53 patients from 837 to 784 on Saturday, according to the latest state data.
The number of patients in the intensive care unit decreased by 11 to 160. The available intensive care units increased by five to 175.
The county reported 1,273 new COVID-19 cases and 23 additional deaths linked to the virus on Friday.
The county does not report new cases and deaths on weekends and holidays.
The county’s cumulative totals rose to 722,683 cases and 4,894 deaths since the pandemic began.
A total of 29,149 new tests were reported on Friday with a positivity rate of 12.1%, down from 14.6% on Tuesday. The county reports these statistics every Tuesday and Friday.
A total of 1,111,400 – or 53.2% – of San Diego County residents are fully vaccinated with a booster shot, according to the county Health and Human Services Agency. Boosters are available for all 12 years and older.
The county has more than 400 vaccination sites, including pharmacies, doctors, clinics and county sites. Appointments can be made and websites can be found by calling 833-422-4255 or visiting the MyTurn or coronavirus-sd.com websites.
More than 2.89 million – or 91.9% – of San Diego County residents 5 years of age and older are at least partially vaccinated, and more than 2.54 million, or 80.8%, are fully vaccinated.