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Hotel Del Coronado Temporarily Shutting Doors Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Exterior photo of Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Calif.
Courtesy of WGBH
Exterior photo of Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Calif.

The Hotel del Coronado will temporarily suspend operations starting Thursday as a result of the coronavirus.

The general manager of the historic beachfront hotel — Harold Rapoza Jr. — announced the decision Wednesday night, noting that the hotel has not had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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The number of coronavirus cases in San Diego County reached 297 Wednesday, an increase of 55 from Tuesday, tying the highest day-over-day increase in COVID-19 cases so far.


Of the nearly 300 positive-testing individuals, 59 have been hospitalized, with 29 of those patients listed as critical. The number of coronavirus deaths in San Diego County — two — remained unchanged.