COVID-19 testing at Rady Children’s Hospital. Image from hospital video

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 439 new cases of coronavirus Thursday and 8 more deaths amid in increase in testing.

Out of 15,929 tests received in the past day — the highest in a week — 2.8% were positive and the 14-day rolling average remained at 2.8%.

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher noted “a slight uptick in the number of cases, but I think it’s really important to point out that the percentage of positive is remaining the same.”

He told a press briefing that the uptick “is a reminder for folks to continue to be cautious” by wearing masks and continuing to physically distance.

Since the pandemic began just over a year ago, there have been 266,756 confirmed cases in San Diego and 3,478 deaths from COVID-19.

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Chris Jennewein

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