San Diego County reports record new 1,802 COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 21:27:07-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego County reported a record new 1,802 coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the region's total to 78,159 cases thus far.

The new cases resulted in an 8% positive rate out of 21,671 reported tests for the county's daily tally. No new deaths were reported on Friday, as the death toll sits at 996.

The new case totals come as public and federal health officials urge the public to keep gatherings limited and small this Thanksgiving and not to travel.

Hospitalizations in the county remained at 580 on Friday, while ICU cases rose slightly from 166 to 173 — both of which have nearly doubled since a month earlier, according to the county's data.

There were 82 community outbreaks in San Diego County as of Friday. A community outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households over the past 14 days.