San Diego County reports 659 COVID-19 cases, positive test rate ticking upward
San Diego County reports 659 COVID-19 cases, positive test rate ticking upward

San Diego County reports 659 COVID-19 cases, positive test rate ticking upward

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 659 new COVID-19 infections Friday, as the percentage of COVID-19 tests that returned positive was a small increase.

Friday’s data increased the county’s cumulative number of cases to 747,174. No new deaths were reported Friday, and that number is still 5,138.

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The percentage of COVID-19 tests that returned positive in the past week rose to 2.8%, up from 2.7% on Tuesday. The county reports this data on Tuesdays and Fridays. An average of 13,471 tests were reported daily in the past week.

The number of COVID-positive patients at San Diego County hospitals dropped to 205, down seven from Thursday, according to the latest state data.

The number of patients in the intensive care unit decreased by six to 35. The available intensive care units decreased by six to 228.

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 5 years of age and older are at least partially vaccinated, and more than 2.58 million, or 82.1%, are fully vaccinated.


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