A nurse in the Sharp Grossmont Hospital intensive care unit, takes a moment to comfort a COVID-19 patient. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

San Diego County public health officials Monday reported 455 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional virus-related deaths.

The latest figures brought the county’s cumulative case total to 371,801 since the pandemic began. The overall death toll stands at 4,232, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

At least 5 million people worldwide have died from coronavirus as of Monday, according to data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

There were 283 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county, unchanged from Sunday. Of these, 77 people were in intensive care, a decrease of five from Sunday, according to state figures.

A total of 12,115 new tests were reported to the county on Monday, and the percentage of new positive cases over the past week was 3.2%.

The number of county residents who have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine is now nearly 2.53 million — or 90.2% of residents 12 and older. More than 2.28 million, or 81.5% of that cohort, are fully vaccinated.

A list of vaccination locations and more information is available at coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.

City News Service contributed to this article.

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