San Diego County’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Holding Steady

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Health care providers gather at the nurses’ station in the intensive care unit at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

San Diego County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have decreased by five to 111, according to the latest state data out Sunday.

The number of those patients in intensive care decreased by five to 24 as of Sunday, while available ICU beds increased by 10 to 232.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 373 new COVID-19 infections and five additional virus-related deaths on Friday, bringing its cumulative totals to 752,705 cases and 5,215 deaths since the pandemic began.

The county does not report cases and deaths on the weekends.

Close to 2.96 million San Diegans have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose, or around 94% of those eligible. Nearly 2.6 million, or 82.6% of those eligible, are fully vaccinated. A total of 1,221,004 booster shots have been administered.

The county recently began modifying its COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts to better reach San Diegans who struggle with accessing these services. The focus includes providing resources at public health centers and through mobile services, including two Live Well on Wheels buses and a bookmobile, which has been repurposed as a mobile vaccine clinic.

City News Service contributed to this article.

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