San Diego Studies 1,000-Plus New Coronavirus Circumstances For Eighth Consecutive Day


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Above: An indication advising of coronavirus precautions on the San Diego State College campus. Dec. 8, 2020.

San Diego County reported 1,276 new COVID-19 infections Tuesday, the eighth consecutive day and 16th time in 19 days there have been greater than 1,000 new circumstances.

There have been 26 coronavirus deaths introduced Tuesday the San Diego County Well being & Human Providers Company, one of many highest each day totals.

There have been 95,445 circumstances and 1,088 deaths in San Diego County because the pandemic started.

The company reported 30 new hospitalizations Tuesday, growing the present complete to 899. 9 extra sufferers had been positioned in intensive care, growing the present complete to 230.

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Of the 4,430 individuals hospitalized within the county, 20.2% are on account of COVID- 19, and 42% of ICU sufferers. This compares to 7.5% and 21.3%, one month in the past. The county has seen a 208% enhance in COVID-19 hospitalizations previously 30 days.

San Diego County had 20% of its ICU beds out there Tuesday, a 4- proportion level lower over Monday because the variety of out there ICU beds decreased a number of dozen.

The company reported 21,743 checks Tuesday, with 6% testing optimistic. The 14-day rolling common proportion of optimistic circumstances is 7.2%.

9 new neighborhood outbreaks had been reported Tuesday. A neighborhood setting outbreak is outlined as three or extra COVID-19 circumstances in a setting and in individuals of various households over the previous 14 days.

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