San Diego County well being officers on Tuesday reported a declining pattern in new COVID instances over the July 4 weekend, although hospitalizations remained excessive and there have been eight extra deaths.
The Well being and Human Providers Company reported 1,524 information instances on Friday, 1,342 on Saturday, 1,029 on Sunday and 991 on Monday.
Nonetheless, consultants warned of attainable undercounting because of delays in reporting from the weekend. As well as, the prevalence of take-home COVID assessments means new instances should not at all times reported to the county.
A complete of 308 individuals had been hospitalized as of Friday, with 34 of these sufferers in intensive care.
The county usually updates COVID information on Mondays and Thursdays, although the newest information was delayed by the July 4 vacation.
For the reason that pandemic started, there have been 840,893 confirmed instances of the virus and 5,349 deaths for a fatality price of 0.6%.