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San Diego County reports 652 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths

Matthew Bowler
The main hall at the Jacobs Center in San Diego's Lincoln Park neighborhood has staff ready to give either the Modera, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Oct. 14, 2021.

San Diego County public health officials reported 652 new COVID-19 infections and four additional deaths associated with the virus Thursday.

Thursday's data increases the county's cumulative totals to 386,050 infections and 4,350 fatalities since the pandemic began.

The number of COVID patients hospitalized in San Diego County increased from 292 on Wednesday to 298, according to the latest state figures. Of those patients, 84 were in intensive care, unchanged from Tuesday.


A total of 22,928 tests were reported to the county on Thursday, with 4.1% returning positive.

The number of county residents who have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine is now nearly 2.66 million — or 84.7% of residents age 5 and older.

More than 2.36 million people, or 75.1% of residents 5 and older, are fully vaccinated. Roughly 460,110 San Diego County residents 18 years of age or older have received a booster dose.