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

San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency reported 6,314 new COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths Friday, and the number of patients admitted to hospitals jumped.

The numbers were similar to those released Thursday, when county officials reported 6,573 new cases and 21 deaths.

The new data increased the county’s overall case totals to 686,003, as the death toll rose to 4,665.

Meanwhile, the number of those requiring hospital admission rose by 49, but just two new patients were placed in intensive care.

The county also reported the number of COVID-19 tests administered this week through Wednesday, when officials recorded 50,398. On Monday, they recorded 28,321 and Tuesday, 36,427.

The new seven-day rate of positives stood at 25.2%, down from the 26.6% reported Sunday.

Statewide, officials have logged a total of 7.7 million COVID cases, with 78,525 deaths. Nationally, there have been more than 74 million cases, and 882,294 deaths.