San Diego County Reports 189 New COVID-19 Cases
County officials on Monday reported 189 new COVID-19 infections. The latest statistics from the county Monday brought the cumulative number of coronavirus cases to 267,917.
No deaths were reported Monday and the death count remained 3,494.
Of 4,928 tests reported Monday, 4% returned positive. The 14-day rolling average of positive tests is 2.9%.
The number of hospitalizations dropped to 226 from Sunday's 249. Of those, 84 were in intensive care units, a drop of nine from Sunday's 93.
Health officials on Monday also reported that 811,047 — or 30.2% of San Diego County residents over the age of 16 — have received at least one dose of the two-shot vaccines, and 501,595 people — or 18.7% — have been fully vaccinated.
More than 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been delivered to the region, and more than 1.4 million have been logged as administered. That number includes both county residents and those who work in San Diego County.
County officials also announced a new vaccination center slated to open Tuesday at at San Diego State University's Viejas Arena.
Through a partnership between SDSU and the county, Viejas Arena will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointment availability depends on vaccine supply, which remains limited across the state and nation.
"SDSU and the County of San Diego have a long-standing and strong partnership working together to address pressing public health issues in our region," SDSU President Adela de la Torre said. "Our teams are both attentive to the need to expand vaccine access, and Viejas Arena is a convenient location for both our campus and the public."
The university and the county's Health and Human Services Agency, also is working to expand the existing community health worker program, which focuses on testing and vaccine outreach across San Diego County's most underserved communities.