Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
KPBS Evening Edition

120 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 New Deaths Reported In San Diego

Illustration of coronavirus structure.
Courtesy of CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS
Illustration of coronavirus structure.

San Diego County health officials on Tuesday reported 120 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths from the illness, bring the county's totals to 9,730 cases and 323 deaths.

The three deaths were women ranging in age from their late 60s to early 90s and all had underlying health conditions.

A total of 4,838 COVID-19 tests were reported Tuesday, with 2% testing positive. The rolling 14-day average for positive tests remains 2.9%.

Among those testing positive, a total of 1,543 cases in the county have required hospitalization and 432 had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.

Meanwhile, Riverside County health officials Tuesday reported 409 newly confirmed coronavirus cases — the largest one-day increase since the start of the pandemic — and 11 additional fatalities.

Infections countywide now stand at 11,694, with 395 deaths attributed to COVID-19, according to the Riverside University Health System.

The number of hospitalized patients went up by nine from Monday, to 237, though the number being treated in ICU units — 65 — was down by five from the previous day.