Testing for coronavirus
Testing for coronavirus in a medical laboratory. REUTERS/Cooper Neill

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 242 new COVID-19 infections Wednesday and five more virus-related deaths.

The county’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have decreased by seven to 106, according to the latest state data.

The number of those patients in intensive care remained steady at 22 as of Wednesday, while available ICU beds decreased by 10 to 249.

Wednesday’s data increased the county’s cumulative coronavirus totals to 753,939 cases and 5,229 deaths.

So far 4.0% of county residents with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been hospitalized and 0.7% have died of the disease.

A total of 1,229,500 — or 55.9% — of San Diego County residents who are fully vaccinated have received a booster shot, according to the agency.

More than 2.96 million — or 94.2% — of San Diego County residents age 5 and older are at least partially vaccinated and 2.60 million, or 82.7%, are fully vaccinated.