Ambulances at Kaiser Permanente in Kearny Mesa. Photo by Chris Stone

San Diego County public health officials are now releasing detailed demographic information daily about the victims of coronavirus disease.

As of Sunday, COVID-19 had affected 1,804 local residents of all locations, ages and racial backgrounds and caused 45 deaths.

The latest death — a man in his early 80s — was reported on Saturday during the county’s daily briefing.

“Our sincere sympathies and condolences go out to the family and friends of the death that we have reported today and continuously go out to those who have also lost loved ones due this epidemic,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer.

Here are the latest statistics from the county about those who have tragically died from the disease:

Age

  • 80 and older – 22
  • 70 to 79 – 13
  • 60 to 69 – 4
  • 50 to 59 – 4
  • 20 to 29 – 2

Gender

  • 26 men
  • 19 women

Race and Ethnicity

  • White – 21
  • Hispanic – 12
  • Asian – 2
  • Multiple races – 1
  • Unknown – 9

The mortality rate of patients in San Diego County who contract coronavirus is currently 2.5%.

As of Sunday, there have been 415 people hospitalized with the disease and 152 of them were in intensive care.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.