SD County’s COVID Hospitalizations Holding Steady

Doctors intubate a coronavirus patient in the COVID-19 ICU at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo on Friday. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The number of people hospitalized with a coronavirus infection in San Diego County dropped by one to 116, according to the latest state data out Saturday.

Of those patients, 20 were being treated in intensive care, up from 19 as of Friday. Eight more hospital beds were available, bringing the total to 249.

The number of positive COVID-19 tests reported in the past week increased by 800, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported Thursday.

A total of 4,996 cases were reported during the past week compared to 4,110 cases identified the previous week.

The HHSA reported 907 new COVID-19 infections and 14 deaths on Thursday, raising the county’s cumulative totals to 768,368 infections and 5,271 deaths.

More than 2.95 million or 93.8% of San Diegans age 5 and older are at least partially vaccinated, while more than 2.61 million or 83.1% are fully vaccinated. A total of 1,316,265 or 58.3% of 2,256,074 eligible San Diegans have received a booster shot.

The county only reports COVID-19 data on Mondays and Thursdays.

–City News Service