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San Diego County public well being officers reported a file 3,611 COVID-19 infections and 14 deaths Friday because the county seeks to attraction a choose’s ruling permitting for eating places to renew operations.
The circumstances surpass the earlier file set one week in the past — 2,867 final Friday — by 744 new circumstances. It marks the primary time the variety of day by day infections has surpassed 3,000 in addition to the 18th consecutive day with greater than 1,000 circumstances and the 11th day general with greater than 2,000 new circumstances.
The highest four-highest day by day circumstances have all occurred up to now seven days, with Wednesday’s 2,807 circumstances and Thursday’s 2,604.
San Diego County’s cumulative case whole has risen to 120,463 and the loss of life toll has risen to 1,253.
The county’s hospitals have 16% of their ICU beds out there, unchanged since Tuesday, which is at odds with the state estimate that the Southern California area’s ICU beds are completely full.
The place the discrepancy comes from is unclear.
Within the San Joaquin Valley, ICU beds are stated to even be full. In Higher Sacramento, the estimate is 14.5% of ICU beds out there; within the Bay Space, it is 12.8%.
Solely Northern California stays exterior the Gov. Gavin Newsom- directed stay-at-home order with 21% of ICU beds out there. That order applies to areas with fewer than 15% ICU beds remaining.
San Diego County has seen a 220% enhance in COVID-19 hospitalizations up to now 30 days and a 155% enhance in ICU sufferers in the identical time-frame.
The earlier peak in hospitalizations — in mid-July — topped out at about 400 sufferers.
Supervisor Greg Cox on Wednesday requested for endurance from county residents, as extra vaccines are on the way in which.
San Diego County is house to 82,623 well being care employees toiling in hospital or psychiatric services, 39,755 of whom are thought of “highest danger” and can first obtain vaccines.
The 28,000-plus vaccines will cowl about 72% of these slated to be inoculated till extra vaccines arrive in California.
4 new neighborhood outbreaks had been reported Friday, with 32 up to now week. A neighborhood setting outbreak is outlined as three or extra COVID-19 circumstances in a setting and in folks of various households over the previous two weeks.
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