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More hepatitis A cases reported in San Diego County

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 19:00:22-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Eight new cases of hepatitis A were reported throughout the county over the last week, according to the San Diego County Health Department. 

In total, 544 cases of hepatitis A have been reported throughout San Diego County. 

The new numbers come after the Board of Supervisors Monday extended the state of emergency amid the hep A outbreak.  

RELATED: Board of Supervisors extends state of emergency for hepatitis A outbreak

Since the outbreak began, 20 people have died from the infection. The charts below, provided by Live Well San Diego, show how many people were infected with hep A over the last year.