San Diego County Reports 756 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
October 2, 2021 Updated: October 2, 2021

SAN DIEGO—San Diego County public health officials have reported 756 new COVID-19 cases and three additional virus-related deaths.

The Oct. 1 report brought the county’s cumulative totals to 357,254 cases since the pandemic began, while fatalities increased to 4,081.

The number of COVID-19 patients in county hospitals decreased from 351 on Thursday to 345 Friday, with 111 of those patients in intensive care, according to state figures.

A total of 38,100 new tests were logged by the county Friday, and the percentage of positive cases over the past 14 days was 3.5 percent.

More than 4.76 million vaccine doses have been administered in San Diego County, with 2.47 million people—or 88.2 percent of eligible county residents—having received at least one dose, according to the latest data. Fully vaccinated county residents now number more than 2.21 million, or around 78.8 percent of the county’s eligible population.

No-cost COVID-19 vaccines are available at medical providers, pharmacies, community clinics, and county public health centers for people who do not have a medical provider.

A list of locations and more information is available at coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.

On Monday, officials encouraged thousands of eligible residents to get COVID-19 vaccine boosters and told those who have not yet received the shot that it is the best way to avoid severe symptoms from the virus.

Boosters are now available for those who qualify at about 400 locations countywide. Fully vaccinated people with “breakthrough” infections should talk with their doctor about boosters as no guidance has been published by the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.