A young woman is vaccinated against COVID-19. Courtesy County News Center

San Diego County public health officials reported 515 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths Wednesday.

Wednesday’s report brought the county’s cumulative coronavirus totals to 355,872 cases since the pandemic began, while fatalities increased to 4,066.

The number of COVID patients in county hospitals decreased from 375 on Tuesday to 367, with 124 of those patients in intensive care, according to state figures.

A total of 25,017 new tests were logged by the county Wednesday, and the percentage of positive cases over the past 14 days was 3.4%.

More than 4.76 million vaccine doses have been administered in San Diego County, with 2.47 million people — or 88.2% of eligible county residents — having received at least one dose, according to the latest data. Fully vaccinated county residents now number more than 2.21 million, or around 78.8% of the county’s eligible population.

San Diego County’s case rate per 100,000 residents is 21.9 overall, down from 27.6 last week. This number averages the rates of 10.3 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people and 37.9 for not fully vaccinated San Diegans.

In the past 30 days, there were 378 COVID-19 hospitalizations in the county. Of these, 370 people were not fully vaccinated and eight were fully vaccinated.

COVID -19 vaccine boosters are now available for those who qualify at about 400 locations countywide including healthcare facilities, clinics, as well as CVS, RiteAid and Walmart pharmacies. 

City News Service contributed to this report.

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