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Hospitalman Apprentice Jewel Guese, a sailor assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Naval Branch Health Clinic, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, prepares vaccines at the clinic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Luke Cunningham)

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 562 new COVID-19 infections and 10 deaths Thursday as the number of patients hospitalized with the virus continues to fall.

Thursday’s data increased San Diego County’s cumulative coronavirus totals to 743,280 cases and 5,100 deaths.

According to Thursday’s state data, the number of patients in San Diego County hospitals with COVID-19 decreased to 261, from 272 on Wednesday. The number of those patients in intensive care decreased by six to 52.

The percentage of COVID-19 tests that returned positive in the last week decreased to 3.6% as of Tuesday, down from 4.4% on Friday. The county reports that data on Tuesdays and Fridays. An average of 15,898 tests were reported daily in the past week.

A total of 1,182,653 — or 55.1% — of San Diego County residents who are fully vaccinated have received a booster shot, according to the agency.

More than 2.93 million — or 93.2% — of San Diego County residents age 5 and older are at least partially vaccinated and more than 2.58 million, or 82%, are fully vaccinated.

City News Service contributed to this article.