An illustration of the coronavirus. Courtesy National Institutes of Health

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 257 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday and 10 more deaths from the pandemic disease.

Out of 8,790 test results received in the past day, 2.9% were positive, and the 14-day rolling average of positive results ticked down to 2.8%.

The low case number was accompanied by an increase in available vaccine doses. There are currently 131,934 doses available to administer.

The agency reported 26.9% of San Diego County residents have received at least one dose, and 16.7% are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Hospitalizations on Tuesday decreased to 290 from Monday’s 300, while patients in intensive care beds increased by two to 97. There are 72 staffed and available ICU beds in San Diego County.

The latest victims of the pandemic were two women and eight men aged from their 60s to 80s.

The county’s first and largest vaccination super site will close Saturday. The Petco Park site, which has administered more than 200,000 Moderna vaccines, has closed multiple times due to lack of vaccines, but with the Padres preparing for opening day, its final closure was inevitable.

Since the first local case just over a year ago, there have been 265,906 confirmed cases and 3,462 deaths.

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Chris Jennewein

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