COVID-19 testing at UC San Diego
A staff member at the Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine at UC San Diego Health prepares samples for testing of COVID-19. Courtesy UC San Diego

San Diego County health officials reported 172 new COVID-19 cases Monday, increasing the cumulative total to 276,692.

No new deaths were reported Monday, and the region’s total remains 3,712.

A total of 3,038,735 COVID-19 vaccine doses have now arrived in the county, with 2,830,008 of those administered. The county received 292,950 vaccines last week, 18,000 fewer than the week prior.

A total of 1,503,705 people have received one dose of Pfizer or Moderna, which is 74.6% of the county’s goal to vaccinate 75% of San Diego County residents 16 and older, or 2,017,011 people. A total of 1,086,420 — or 53.9% of the county’s goal — of the 16 or older age cohort are fully inoculated with either two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Hospitalizations remained steady, with 138 people in local hospital beds with COVID-19. Of those, 40 are in intensive care units, an increase of one from Sunday’s report. There are 55 staffed, available ICU beds in the county.

Of 6,672 tests reported Monday, 3% returned positive. The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 1.5%.

No new community outbreaks were reported Monday.

In the past seven days, 18 community outbreaks were confirmed. The community outbreaks trigger is seven or more in seven days.

— City News Service contributed to this article

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