Health care workers are the first in line to be immunized at the vaccination super center near Petco Park.
A sign at the vaccination super center near Petco Park. Photo by Chris Stone

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 3,027 new COVID-19 infections Saturday and 28 more deaths from the pandemic disease.

Saturday’s cases marked the 47th consecutive day with more than 1,000 new diagnoses.

Out of 27,475 test results received in the past day, 11.0% were positive, and the 14-day rolling average of positive tests ticked down to 12.6%.

The number of hospitalizations increased by 149 on Saturday and the number of intensive care admissions increased by six. There are currently just 39 open and staffed ICU beds countywide.

Seven more community outbreaks were reported for a total of 44 over the past week.

Since the first local case in March, there have been 3,140,421 tests administered in San Diego County, with 209,897 cases of coronavirus and 2,065 deaths.

Nationwide some 23.4 million Americans have been infected by the coronavirus, with 392,153 dying from the disease, according to a tally by the Reuters news agency.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.