COVID-19 hospitalizations in San Diego County rise by 13 to 189

A COVID-19 patient is being treated in El Centro
A health worker in protective clothing treats a COVID-19 patient at the El Centro Regional Medical Center. REUTERS/Ariana Drehsler

The number of people hospitalized with coronavirus infection in San Diego County has jumped 13 to 189, according to the latest state data released Sunday.

The number of those patients in intensive care fell by one to 26 on Sunday. The number of available hospital beds fell by 16 to 223.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 1,897 new COVID-19 infections and four additional deaths on Thursday as the rate of new local infections continued to increase.

On Tuesday alone, there were fewer than 1,000 new infections in the past week with 917. A total of 8,854 cases were reported to the province in the past week, compared to 7,008 the week before, a 26% increase.

The province only reports COVID-19 data on Mondays and Thursdays.

The numbers represent only cases reported to county or hospital sites. As the proliferation of home testing has increased, the true number of infections is likely higher.

City News Service contributed to this article.

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