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County reports 1,313 COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths as mask mandate gets end date

Lara McCaffrey
A sign reads "face mask required" in front of the McGill School of Success in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego, Calif. Oct. 13, 2021.

San Diego County on Monday reported 1,313 new COVID-19 cases and 25 additional virus-related deaths — while Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state will lift its indoor mask-wearing requirement for vaccinated people on Feb. 15, but it will remain in effect for unvaccinated people.

The state's move means the requirement will be lifted in San Diego County.

Monday's data, along with 4,954 additional cases recorded over the weekend, increased the county's cumulative totals to 715,076 cases and 4,811 deaths. The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency does not release data on weekend.


The number of COVID-positive patients in county hospitals dropped by 32 people to 959, according to the latest state data.

The number of those patients in intensive care dropped to 176 Monday, six fewer than Sunday.

Available ICU beds increased by 21 to 182 as of Sunday.

A total of 1,072,823 (51.8%) of San Diego County residents who are fully vaccinated have received a booster shot, according to the HHSA. Boosters are currently available for everyone 12 years and older.

The county has more than 400 vaccination sites including pharmacies, medical providers, clinics and county locations. Appointments can be made and sites can be found by calling 833-422-4255 or visiting the MyTurn or websites.


Nearly 2.88 million, or 91.4%, of San Diego County residents age 5 and older are at least partially vaccinated and more than 2.53 million, or 80.4%, are fully vaccinated.