SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - New numbers on San Diego County's hepatitis A outbreak show another patient has died from the illness in the past week.
A total of 19 people have died in the outbreak, up one from a week ago. 351 patients have been hospitalized, up from 342 last week.
Most of the people who have contracted hepatitis A during the outbreak have been homeless or illegal drug users, according to the County.
The County's Health and Human Services Agency reported this week that medical staff members had vaccinated almost 76,000 at-risk San Diegans. Vaccinations are recommended for the homeless, drug users, and anyone who works with those populations including first responders, and health care and sanitation workers.
The San Diego County public health officer declared a public health emergency in the hepatitis A outbreak on September 1.
Immunizations are available through the county. Click HERE for information.