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San Diego County Health Officials Report 304 New COVID-19 Cases, Three Virus Deaths

HealthSan Diego County Health Officials Report 304 New COVID-19 Cases, Three Virus Deaths

COVID-19 testing at UC San DiegoA staff member at the Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine at UC San Diego Health prepares samples for testing of COVID-19. Courtesy UC San Diego

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 304 new COVID-19 infections and three additional deaths related to the virus Wednesday.

Wednesday’s data increased the county’s cumulative coronavirus totals to 748,407 infections and 5,146 deaths since the pandemic began, according to the HHSA.

The number of COVID-positive patients in San Diego County hospitals decreased to 171, down 14 from Tuesday, according to the latest state data.

The number of those patients in intensive care remained steady at 39.

Available ICU beds declined by five to 261.

A total of 1,205,205 — or 55.5% — of San Diego County residents who are fully vaccinated have received a booster shot, according to the agency.

Close to 2.95 million — or 93.7% — of San Diego County residents age 5 and older are at least partially vaccinated and more than 2.59 million, or 82.3%, are fully vaccinated.

City News Service contributed to this article.

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