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San Diego County reports 321 COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

A free San Diego County COVID-19 testing site at the Tubman-Chavez Community Center. Oct. 6, 2020.
KPBS Staff
A free San Diego County COVID-19 testing site at the Tubman-Chavez Community Center. Oct. 6, 2020.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 321 new COVID-19 infections and four additional deaths in its latest data.

Thursday's data increase the county's cumulative totals to 748,722 infections and 5,150 deaths since the pandemic began, according to the HHSA.

The number of COVID-positive patients in San Diego County hospitals decreased to 160, down 11 from Tuesday, according to the latest state data.

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The number of those patients in intensive care decreased to 36. Available ICU beds declined by ten to 251.

The percentage of COVID-19 tests that returned positive in the past week increased to 3.2%, up from 2.8% on Friday. The county reports that data on Tuesdays and Fridays. An average of 13,070 tests were reported daily in the past week.