SAN DIEGO–The number of local COVID-19 deaths went up by four and total cases increased by a record 152, the County Health and Human Services Agency said Thursday.
One person died April 16 and three died April 21. The ages of the four people who died ranged from 68 to 79 years. Two were men and two were women. All of them had underlying medical conditions.
To date, 100 San Diegans have died from complications of COVID-19. Of the people who have died, 88 were 60 years and older; 56 were men and 44 were women.
Of the nearly 39,000 COVID-19 tests administered to San Diegans, 2,643 have been positive including 152 additional cases announced today, the highest one-day total for the region since 146 cases were announced April 2. Increase in cases are anticipated as the region expands its testing capacity.
Of the local cases, 1,355 (51.3%) were men and 1,284 (48.6%) were women. The gender of the four people is unknown. Of the reported cases, 634 (24%) have required hospitalization and 213 (8.1%) of the total number of people who tested positive had to be placed in intensive care. One hundred (3.8%) have died.