County reports 175 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths as business reopenings ramp up

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SAN DIEGO — San Diego County is reporting another 175 cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths, bringing the total Thursday to 6,315 cases and 241 deaths.

The additional cases and deaths come as the county continues with Stage 2 reopenings, including the resumption of sit-down dining in restaurants and in-store shopping at retail businesses, with modifications.

Of the 11 deaths reported Thursday, the ages ranged from 51 to 100 and occurred between May 14 and May 20, said the county public health officer, Dr. Wilma Wooten.

The county recorded 4,722 COVID-19 tests Wednesday, for 120,559 cumulative tests. The 175 positive cases represent just 4% of all tests reported Wednesday, just above the region’s 14-day average of 3.6% positive.

Wooten reported 73 active outbreaks in the county, 50 of which occurred in congregate living facilities which could be traced to 1,391 cases — 22% of all the county’s COVID-19 cases — and 119 deaths.

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