Coronavirus patient in ICU in Mission Viejo
Doctors intubate a coronavirus patient in the COVID-19 ICU. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The number of COVID-positive patients in San Diego County hospitals has decreased by seven people to 97, according to the latest state data out Sunday.

Of those patients, 13 were being treated in intensive care, down from 17 the previous day. The total number of available hospital beds countywide increased by 10 to 274.

The latest numbers come two days after San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency reported 389 new COVID-19 infections and three more deaths associated with the virus, as case numbers showed a week-over-week increase in the region.

The county does not report cases and deaths on weekends.

In the past week, a total of 2,277 infections were reported, 318 more than the previous week’s 1,959. The county’s cumulative totals increased to 756,718 infections and 5,236 deaths with Friday’s data.

More than 30,000 San Diegans have been hospitalized with COVID-19 locally since the beginning of the pandemic, the HHSA reported last week. The first one was hospitalized on Feb. 25, 2020.

City News Service contributed to this article.