San Diego County reports 496 new COVID-19 cases Sunday

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Posted at 5:07 PM, Oct 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-25 12:03:43-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County public health officials have reported 496 new cases of COVID-19 and no new virus-related deaths in its latest data.

Sunday's data brought the county's cumulative case total to 367,857 since the pandemic began. The death toll remains 4,183.

The number of COVID-positive patients in San Diego County hospitals Sunday was 260, an increase of 11 from Saturday, with 85 of them in intensive care -- four more than Saturday-- according to the latest state figures.

A total of 26,888 tests were reported to the county on Friday, and the percentage of new positive cases over the past week was 2.4%, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

The county does not report new lab tests on weekends.