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San Diego County well being officers reported 1,378 new COVID-19 infections and 22 deaths Tuesday as hospitalizations proceed to surge with almost triple the variety of individuals hospitalized in comparison with a month in the past.
Tuesday’s information brings the cumulative variety of circumstances to 83,421 whereas the dying toll crossed one other milestone because it reached 1,019.
The San Diego County Well being and Human Companies Company reported 723 coronavirus sufferers hospitalized as of Tuesday, with 197 of them in intensive care models. That compares to 692 reported Monday, with 180 within the ICU. That quantity was 671 on Sunday, 636 on Saturday, and 580 final Wednesday and Thursday.
The variety of individuals with COVID-19 in space hospitals has almost tripled from one month in the past — 262 had been hospitalized on Oct. 31.
Of the 83,421 circumstances logged within the county for the reason that begin of the pandemic, 4,685 — or 5.6% — have required hospitalization and 1,030 sufferers – – 1.2% — needed to be admitted to an ICU.
The whole variety of individuals hospitalized for any cause within the county is 4,307 — which has been pretty constant over the previous a number of months — however the proportion of COVID-19 sufferers within the area’s hospitals rose from 6% a month in the past to 16.8% on Tuesday.
Tuesday additionally marked the 21st consecutive day greater than 600 new circumstances have been reported and the ninth day of the final 12 greater than 1,000 new circumstances had been reported — together with two days over the Thanksgiving weekend with greater than 1,800 new infections.
San Diego County is on a trajectory to double its variety of circumstances in 45 days.
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A complete of 15,377 exams had been reported Tuesday, with 9% returning constructive, elevating the 14-day common to six.3%.
A complete of 17 group outbreaks had been confirmed Tuesday. Over the earlier seven days, 81 group outbreaks had been confirmed. A group outbreak is outlined as three or extra COVID-19 circumstances in a setting and in individuals of various households over the previous 14 days.
San Diego County fell deeper into probably the most restrictive purple tier of the state’s four-tiered reopening plan on Tuesday, with an unadjusted 30.5 new COVID-19 circumstances per 100,000 individuals. Even with an adjusted charge of 15.Three per 100,000 as a consequence of important testing will increase by native well being authorities, that quantity far exceeds the strictest tier’s baseline of seven each day circumstances per 100,000.
The testing positivity proportion is 2.3%, protecting it within the orange tier for that metric.
Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public well being officer, suggested individuals who traveled or hosted household and mates over the Thanksgiving weekend to get examined.
“By getting examined, individuals will know whether or not they have contracted COVID-19 and stop spreading the virus to others,” she mentioned. “Individuals must also put on a face overlaying, preserve social distance, keep away from crowds and monitor for signs.”
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