Nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer vaccine
A UC San Diego Health nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Courtesy UC San Diego Health

 San Diego County public health officials reported 51 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Tuesday, increasing the county’s case total to 280,304. The death toll remains 3,756.

Of 5,233 tests reported Tuesday, 1% returned positive and the two-week rolling average remains 0.7%.

The number of hospitalizations increased by three to 109, with 43 of those in intensive care — up from 39 reported Monday. There are 52 available, staffed ICU beds in the county.

As of Tuesday, 1,536,829 San Diego County residents 12 and older were fully vaccinated with either two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccine or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 54.8% of the 2,802,851 people in the group, officials reported.

The goal is to have 75% of the group fully vaccinated.

A full list of available vaccination sites can be found at

— City News Service contributed to this article

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