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San Diego County Reports 742 New COVID-19 Cases, 17 More Deaths

Janet Jurado receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Family Health Center in Logan Heights on August 26, 2021.
Mike Damron
Janet Jurado receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Family Health Center in Logan Heights on August 26, 2021.
San Diego County public health officials reported 742 new coronavirus infections and 17 additional deaths, according to the latest reports.

San Diego County public health officials reported 742 new coronavirus infections and 17 additional deaths, according to the latest reports.

The number of COVID-19 patients in county hospitals, meanwhile, increased from 520 on Tuesday to 570 on Wednesday, with 180 of those patients in intensive care, according to state figures.

The latest numbers brought the county's totals to 346,934 cases and 3,983 fatalities since the pandemic began, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported.

A total of 17,728 new tests were logged, and the percentage of positive cases over the past seven days was 4.4%.

Nearly 4.6 million vaccine doses have been administered in the county, with 2.42 million — or 86.5% of county residents — having received at least one dose. Fully vaccinated county residents now number more than 2.13 million, or around 76.1% of the county's eligible population.

No-cost COVID-19 vaccines are widely available. They can be found at medical providers, pharmacies, community clinics and county public health centers for people who do not have a medical provider.

A list of locations and more information is available at coronavirus- sd.com/vaccine.