Testing for coronavirus at the San Diego County public health laboratory. Image from County News Center video

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 519 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and 30 more deaths.

Out of 18,830 test results received in the past day, 3% were positive, and the 14-day rolling average of positive results ticked down again, this time to 4.4%.

Hospitalizations stood at 569, with 184 patients in intensive care. There are 52 available, staffed ICU beds in the county.

One month ago, there were 1,465 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 408 of whom were in the ICU.

The county also reported seven community outbreaks for a total of 30 in the past week. Officials linked 120 cases to those outbreaks.

Since the first local case 11 months ago, the county has recorded 258,982 coronavirus infections and 3,260 deaths.

According to the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University, in California, there have been 3.55 million COVID-19 cases and 51,202 have died.

Nationally, 28.4 million have been infected, with 508,084 deaths.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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