San Diego County’s COVID-19 Hospital Admissions, ICU Admissions Fall – Community News

San Diego County’s COVID-19 Hospital Admissions, ICU Admissions Fall

Doctors intubated a coronavirus patient on Friday in the COVID-19 ICU at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The number of coronavirus patients in San Diego County hospitals fell by nine to 250 on Saturday, and the number of those patients in intensive care fell by six to 75, state health officials reported.

The latest figures come a day after the provincial health department reported 529 new COVID-19 infections, but no new deaths. Friday’s data increased the region’s cumulative totals to 377,115 cases, while the death toll remained 4,280.

Also on Saturday, the province announced that it will no longer report new cases, deaths and tests on weekends and holidays. Those numbers will be updated the following business day.

The number of county residents who have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine is now nearly 2.57 million — or 81.7% of residents age 5 and older. More than 2.32 million or 73.8% are fully vaccinated.

A total of 19,568 new tests were reported to the county on Friday, and the rate of new positive cases in the past week was 3.1%, according to San Diego County Health and Human Services.