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San Diego County reports 475 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more virus deaths

VACCINE UPDATE 03
Matthew Bowler
After Alan Chee Pantoja says that he waited to get his first does of the Moderna vaccine because he wanted to make sure there were no side effects, but now he is happy to get his vaccine.

San Diego County reported 475 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional virus deaths Friday.

Friday's data brings the county's cumulative totals to 363,644 cases and 4,159 fatalities.

A total of 19,204 tests were reported to the county on Friday, and the percentage of new positive cases over the past week was 2.9%.

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The latest statistics follow the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency recently reporting that more than 2.2 million San Diegans — or about 80% of those eligible — are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, making San Diego among the most vaccinated counties in the state and the nation.

Meanwhile, more than 2.5 million people, or 89.2% of San Diego County residents 12 and older, are partially vaccinated.