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San Diego County reports 687 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more virus deaths

A woman is vaccinated at the COVID-19 vaccination site at CSU San Marcos. Feb. 22, 2021.
Matt Hoffman
A woman is vaccinated at the COVID-19 vaccination site at CSU San Marcos. Feb. 22, 2021.

San Diego County public health officials Friday reported 687 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional virus-related deaths.

Friday's data brought the county's cumulative case total to 370,488 since the pandemic began. The death toll is now 4,218, according to the county.

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There were 288 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county on Friday, an increase of six from Thursday. Of these, 83 people were in intensive care units, a decrease of three from Thursday, according to state figures.

The number of county residents who have received at least one shot is now nearly 2.53 million — 90.2% of residents 12 and older. More than 2.28 million, or 81.5% of that cohort, are fully vaccinated.

A total of 19,052 new tests were reported to the county on Friday, and the percentage of new positive cases over the past week was 3.3%, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.