683 new COVID-19 infections, 11 new deaths reported in county

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FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2021, file photo, Dr. Yomaris Pena, Internal Medicine Physician with Somos Community Care at a COVID-19 extracts the last bit of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine out of a vial so as not to waste it at a vaccination site at the Corsi Houses in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego County Monday reported 683 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 new virus-related deaths.

Monday’s COVID numbers brought the county’s cumulative totals to 361,719 cases and 4,124 deaths since the pandemic began.

The number of COVID patients in county hospitals decreased from 288 on Sunday to 268, with 80 of those patients in intensive care, down from 85 the day before, according to the latest state figures.

A total of 27,010 tests were reported to the county on Monday, and the percentage of new positive cases over the last week is 2.9%.

There are more than 400 locations where San Diegans can get vaccinated against COVID-19. They include doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics and county public health centers.

More than 4.82 million COVID vaccine doses have been administered in San Diego County, with 2.48 million people — or 88.7% of eligible county residents — having received at least one dose.

Fully vaccinated county residents number more than 2.23 million, or around 79.4% of the county’s eligible population in reports released Wednesday.

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