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San Diego County public well being officers reported a document 1,546 COVID-19 infections Tuesday, the 14th consecutive day that greater than 600 new circumstances have been reported, together with 16 further deaths.
The county’s coronavirus demise toll now stands at 984, and the cumulative case whole rose to 74,361.
The earlier one-day case document was final Saturday when 1,478 new COVID-19 circumstances have been logged, topping the earlier document of 1,091 set Friday. On Sunday, 939 new circumstances have been reported.
San Diego County fell deeper into essentially the most restrictive purple tier of the state’s four-tiered reopening plan Tuesday with an unadjusted 21.5 new COVID-19 circumstances per 100,000 inhabitants. Even with an adjusted fee of 13.1 per 100,000 resulting from vital 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.
A complete of 17,329 exams have been reported Tuesday and 9% of these got here again optimistic, elevating the 14-day rolling common of optimistic exams to five.3%.
The variety of sufferers hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to rise, with 518 hospitalized within the county and 151 in intensive care, greater than double the numbers of a month in the past.
Of the overall variety of circumstances within the county Tuesday, 4,435 — 6% — have required hospitalization and 1,002 sufferers — 1.3% of all circumstances — needed to be admitted to an intensive care unit.
A complete of 15 new group outbreaks have been confirmed Tuesday. Over the earlier seven days, 73 group outbreaks have 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 Public Well being Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten suggested warning because the Thanksgiving vacation looms.
“There needs to be a small variety of individuals and gatherings needs to be brief in length,” she mentioned. “We’re asking individuals to please comply with the general public well being steerage to offer a secure expertise for everybody attending the gathering.”
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