San Diego County Reports 781 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths
San Diego County reported 781 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths associated with the virus today.
Friday's data increased San Diego County's cumulative totals to 740,716 cases and 5,068 deaths since the pandemic began.
The number of county patients hospitalized with COVID-19 continued to fall, decreasing to 377 from 391, according to Friday's state data.
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The number of those patients in intensive care decreased by three to 68. Available ICU beds increased by 1 to 206.
A total of 1,169,223 — or 54.8% — of San Diego County residents who are fully vaccinated have received a booster shot, according to the county Health and Human Services Agency.
More than 2.93 million — or 93% — of San Diego County residents age 5 and older are at least partially vaccinated and more than 2.57 million, or 81.7%, are fully vaccinated.
The average percentage of COVID-19 tests that returned positive in the last week decreased to 4.4%, from 5.2% Tuesday. The county reports new COVID-19 data on Tuesdays and Fridays. An average of 13,867 tests were reported daily in the past week.