San Diego County reports 528 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Posted at 5:31 PM, Oct 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-18 11:32:14-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County has reported 528 new cases of COVID- 19 and no new deaths in its latest data.

Sunday's data brought the county's cumulative totals to 364,634 cases and 4,163 fatalities since the pandemic began.

The number of COVID patients in county hospitals Sunday was 260, with 80 of them in intensive care, according to the latest state figures.

A total of 19,204 tests were reported to the county on Friday, and the percentage of new positive cases over the past week was 2.9%. The county doesn't report lab tests on the weekends.

The latest statistics follow the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency recently reporting that more than 2.2 million San Diegans -- or about 80% of those eligible -- are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, making San Diego among the most-vaccinated counties in the state and the nation.

More than 2.5 million people, or 89.2% of San Diego County residents 12 and older, are partially vaccinated.