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County reports record number of COVID-19 cases, hits new trigger

Posted at 7:09 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 22:17:33-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- For the third day in a row, the county is reporting record-high coronavirus numbers.

The county is reporting 440 new cases Friday, bringing the total to 12,401.

In addition to new cases, the county also hit one of its 13 triggers. County officials said Friday that the average number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients has increased by 19 percent in three days. The measure states that the increase should not be more than 10 percent.


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“The spike in cases in recent days shows that the pandemic is far from over and we must all continue to do our part to keep infection numbers down,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer.

“This includes wearing a face covering when out in public, practicing good hand hygiene and staying home if you are sick.”