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County Public Health Officials Report 321 New COVID Cases, 4 Deaths

HealthCounty Public Health Officials Report 321 New COVID Cases, 4 Deaths

COVID-19 pandemicA San Diego County vaccination clinic. Photo credit: County News Center.

Officials from the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 321 new COVID-19 infections Thursday, along with four more deaths.

The new data increased the county’s two-year totals to 748,722 cases and 5,150 deaths since the pandemic began.

The number of COVID-positive patients in county hospitals decreased to 160, dropping by 11 from Wednesday, according to state numbers. San Diego County is second in the state to Los Angeles County for the most patients hospitalized with COVID, but still has far fewer as compared to L.A., which has 351.

Meanwhile, the number of local patients in intensive care fell by three to 36. The number of available ICU beds in the county is 251.

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