San Diego County reports 260 COVID-19 hospitalizations
The number of coronavirus patients in San Diego County hospitals has decreased by one to 260, in the latest data released by the state.
The number of COVID patients in intensive care decreased by seven to 77.
San Diego County public health officials reported 539 new cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths on Friday. The county no longer reports new cases and deaths on weekends.
Friday's data increased the county's cumulative totals to 380,172 infections and 4,307 deaths since the pandemic began.
The number of county residents who have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine is now nearly 2.61 million — or 82.9% of residents 5 and older. More than 2.33 million, or 74.3%, are fully vaccinated. Close to 345,000 San Diegans 18 years of age or older have received a booster dose.
A total of 22,825 new tests were reported to the county on Friday, and the percentage of new positive cases over the past week was 3.2%, county officials said.