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San Diego County Reports 1,079 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths

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FILE PHOTO: A woman in personal protective equipment (PPE) holds the hand of a COVID-19 patient, in her isolation room at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho, October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency reported 1,079 new COVID-19 cases Monday, while the virus-related death toll rose by 12.

Another 991 virus cases were confirmed Sunday, along with 1,814 Saturday and 2,386 Friday. The new cases lifted the county’s cumulative pandemic total to 876,546 since the pandemic began.

The region’s total death count now stands at 5,399.

The number of COVID-positive patients in county hospitals, meanwhile, fell to 342 from 465 a day earlier, the most since late February.

More than 3 million or 89.8% of San Diegans age 6 months and older are at least partially vaccinated. Nearly 2.65 million or 79.3% are fully vaccinated. A total of 1,406,860 or 58% of 2,425,587 eligible San Diegans have received a booster.

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