The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 224 new COVID-19 infections and two additional deaths related to the virus Tuesday as local hospitalizations continued to decline.
Tuesday’s data increased the county’s cumulative totals to 748,108 infections and 5,143 deaths since the pandemic began, according to the agency.
The number of COVID-positive patients in San Diego County hospitals decreased to 185, down seven from Monday, according to the latest state data.
The number of those patients in intensive care increased by five to 39. Available ICU beds declined by six to 266.
The percentage of COVID-19 tests that returned positive in the past week increased to 3.2%, up from 2.8% on Friday. The county reports that data on Tuesdays and Fridays. An average of 13,070 tests were reported daily in the past week.
A total of 1,193,449 — or 55.3% — of San Diego County residents who are fully vaccinated have received a booster shot, according to the agency.
More than 2.94 million — or 93.4% — of San Diego County residents age 5 and older are at least partially vaccinated and more than 2.58 million, or 82.1%, are fully vaccinated.