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San Diego County public well being officers reported 1,167 new COVID-19 infections Monday, the 13th consecutive day greater than 600 new instances had been reported.
A document 1,478 new COVID-19 instances had been reported Saturday, erasing the earlier document of 1,091 set Friday. There have been 939 new instances reported Sunday. The county’s complete variety of instances for the reason that pandemic started in March is 72,815.
A complete of 22,117 checks had been reported Monday and 5% of these got here again optimistic, elevating the 14-day rolling common of optimistic checks to five%.
The variety of sufferers hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to rise, with 479 hospitalized within the county and 142 in intensive care, greater than double the numbers a month in the past.
Of the overall variety of instances within the county Monday, 4,414 — 6.1% — have required hospitalization and 994 sufferers — 1.4% of all instances — needed to be admitted to an intensive care unit.
A complete of 13 new neighborhood outbreaks had been confirmed Monday. Over the earlier seven days, 61 neighborhood outbreaks had been confirmed. A neighborhood outbreak is outlined as three or extra COVID-19 instances in a setting and in folks of various households over the previous 14 days.
County well being officers are attributing the sharp enhance in instances to a basic fatigue of the pandemic and are urging San Diegans to keep away from gatherings and take COVID-19 critically.
“The virus is widespread and each aspect of our neighborhood is impacted,” mentioned Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public well being officer.
“Now greater than ever it’s vital that San Diegans keep away from gatherings and crowds, put on a face masking when they’re out in public and keep dwelling if they’re sick.”
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