San Diego County reports 756 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths
San Diego County public health officials reported 756 new COVID-19 cases and three additional virus-related deaths Friday.
Friday's report brought the county's cumulative totals to 357,254 cases since the pandemic began, while fatalities increased to 4,081.
The number of COVID patients in county hospitals decreased from 351 on Thursday to 345, with 111 of those patients in intensive care, according to state figures.
A total of 38,100 new tests were logged by the county Friday, and the percentage of positive cases over the past 14 days was 3.5%.
More than 4.76 million vaccine doses have been administered in San Diego County, with 2.47 million people -- or 88.2% of eligible county residents -- having received at least one dose, according to the latest data. Fully vaccinated county residents now number more than 2.21 million, or around 78.8% of the county's eligible population.
No-cost COVID-19 vaccines are available 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.
On Monday, officials encouraged thousands of eligible residents to get COVID-19 vaccine boosters and told those who have not yet received the shot that it is the best way to avoid severe symptoms from the virus.
Boosters are now available for those who qualify at about 400 locations countywide. Fully vaccinated people with "breakthrough" infections should talk with their doctor about boosters as no guidance has been published by the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.