Coronavirus patient in ICU in Mission Viejo
Doctors intubate a coronavirus patient in the COVID-19 ICU at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo on Friday. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The number of coronavirus patients in San Diego County hospitals fell by nine Saturday to 250, and the number of those patients in intensive care fell by six to 75, state health officials reported.

The latest numbers come one day after the county health department reported 529 new COVID-19 infections but no new deaths. Friday’s data increased the region’s cumulative totals to 377,115 cases, while the number of deaths remained 4,280.

Also Saturday, the county announced that it will no longer report new cases, deaths and tests on weekends and holidays. Those numbers will be updated on the next business day.

The number of county residents who have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine is now nearly 2.57 million — or 81.7% of residents 5 and older. More than 2.32 million, or 73.8% are fully vaccinated.

A total of 19,568 new tests were reported to the county on Friday, and the percentage of new positive cases over the past week was 3.1%, according to San Diego County Health and Human Services.

–City News Service