SAN DIEGO–A total of 15 COVID-19 deaths have now been reported in the San Diego region, the County Health and Human Services Agency said Wednesday.
The new deaths are: A woman in her late 90s, a man in his early 80s, a man in his mid-70s and two men in their early 70s.
A probable death announced yesterday has now been confirmed to have been COVID-19
“COVID-19 deaths are very unfortunate, but they are occurring. Our hearts and prayers to all of their loved ones. We are very sorry for your loss,” said Nick Yphantides, M.D., M.P.H., County chief medical officer. “We must keep our physical distance to avoid contracting the virus and passing it to those who are at higher risk of severe complications from the virus, including death.”
Through April 1, a total of 849 COVID-19 cases have been reported in San Diego County, including 115 new cases in the last day.
Going forward, the county will be reporting case updates during the daily media briefing and then publishing them on the County’s COVID-19 website later in the afternoon.
Of San Diego county’s cases, 54% (461) were men and 43% (380) were women. The gender of 1% (4) is unknown. Of the known cases, 136 (19%) have required hospitalization, 65 (8%) had to be placed in intensive care and 11 (1%) have died. Four of these will be added to the official count tomorrow.