San Diego County Reports 496 New COVID-19 Cases, 13 Deaths

An official administers a COVID-19 vaccination at a local Super Station. Photo credit: San Diego County News Center

San Diego County public health officials reported 496 new COVID-19 infections and 13 deaths from the pandemic disease.

Of the 18,435 tests reported Friday, 3% returned positive. The 14-day running average as tallied by the county is 2.3%.

Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 increased to 201 from Thursday’s reported 196. The number of patients in intensive care units decreased to 61.

Friday’s data increased the cumulative number of coronavirus infections to 271,035 and the death toll remains at 3,568.

Vaccines were made available to everyone in the state age 50 and older beginning Thursday, then will be available to everyone 16 and up on April 15, Newsom announced last week.