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San Diego County reports 169 COVID-19 cases, 3 virus deaths

Abbott's BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 test is seen in the photo. The Food and Drug Administration authorized Abbott's BinaxNow and Quidel's QuickVue tests to be sold without a prescription for consumers who want to test themselves repeatedly at home.
Ted S. Warren
Abbott's BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 test is seen in this undated photo.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 169 new COVID-19 infections and three additional deaths related to the virus in its latest data.

Monday's data follows case counts of 223 Sunday and 335 Saturday. The county does not release data on the weekends. The county's cumulative totals increased to 747,884 infections and 5,141 deaths, according to the HHSA.

The number of COVID-positive patients in San Diego County hospitals decreased to 192, down 11 from Sunday, according to the Monday's state data.


The number of those patients in intensive care decreased by one to 34. Available ICU beds remained steady at 272.

The percentage of COVID-19 tests that returned positive in the past week increased to 2.8%, up from 2.7% on Tuesday. The county reports that data on Tuesdays and Fridays. An average of 13,471 tests were reported daily in the past week.

A total of 1,193,449 — or 55.3% — of San Diego County residents who are fully vaccinated have received a booster shot, according to the agency.

More than 2.94 million — or 93.4% — of San Diego County residents age 5 and older are at least partially vaccinated and more than 2.58 million, or 82.1%, are fully vaccinated.