Public health nurse Judith Hays-Zavala gives Virginia Ayala of San Diego a bandage after her COVID-19 vaccine at the Grossmont College mobile clinic. Courtesy of the County News Center

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 658 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional virus-related deaths Tuesday.

The number of COVID patients in county hospitals increased from 329 on Monday to 338, with 87 of those patients in intensive care, according to state figures.

Tuesday’s numbers brought the county’s cumulative coronavirus totals to 359,167 cases and 4,092 deaths since the pandemic began.

A total of 18,805 new tests were logged by the county on Tuesday, and the percentage of positive cases over the past 14 days was 3.6%.

On the vaccine front, more than 4.76 million 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.

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City News Service contributed to this report.

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