A long line of people waited to be tested in City Heights. Photo by Chris Stone
A long line of people wait to be tested in City Heights. Photo by Chris Stone

San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency reported 2,049 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths Monday, as a surge in Omicron cases appears to be on the decline.

Monday’s data follows 4,218 cases reported Sunday and 5,027 on Saturday and increased the county’s cumulative coronavirus totals to 697,429 cases and 4,686 deaths. The HHSA does not report data on the weekends.

The number of COVID-positive patients in San Diego County hospitals decreased by 30 people to 1,180, according to the latest state figures.

Of those patients, 211 were in intensive care as of Monday, up one from Sunday.

Some patients may have been hospitalized for other reasons and had their COVID status discovered by hospital-mandated tests.

The number of available ICU beds increased by two to 172 on Monday.

According to HHSA data, of the 996 hospitalizations reported between Dec. 14 and Jan. 12, a total of 91 San Diego County residents who were boosted ended up in a hospital.

A total of 1,021,730 — or 49.9% of San Diego County residents who are fully vaccinated — have received a booster, according to the HHSA. Boosters are currently available for everyone 12 years and older.

The county has more than 400 vaccination sites including pharmacies, medical providers, clinics and county locations. Appointments can be made and sites can be found by calling 833-422-4255 or visiting the MyTurn or coronavirus-sd.com websites.

City News Service contributed to this article.