A nurse waits to test people for coronavirus. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

San Diego County public health officials reported 499 new COVID-19 infections and 12 deaths Friday.

Of 13,752 tests reported by the county, 4% returned positive. The 14-day rolling average decreased to 3.4% from Thursday’s 3.6%.

The number of hospitalizations declined to 405, with 128 of those in intensive care units. There are 67 staffed, available ICU beds in the county.

One month ago, there were 1,246 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 360 of whom were in ICU beds.

Of the county’s population over the age of 16, 23.1% — or nearly 620,000 people — have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 11.9% — or more than 319,000 people — have been fully inoculated.

Since the first local case of coronavirus nearly a year ago, the county has reported 262,360 cases and 3,371 deaths.

— City News Service contributed to this report

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