SAN DIEGO–Seventy-two San Diegans have now died from complications of COVID-19, the County Health
An additional COVID-19 death –a woman in her mid-80s – was announced today, bringing the region’s total to 72. She had underlying medical conditions.
Sixty-two of the 72 people who have died from COVID-19 were 60 years and older. Of those who have died, 39 were men and 33 were women.
“We must stay the course and people should remain at home to keep the number of COVID-19 deaths and cases from spiking up,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer.
Nearly 34,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered in San Diego County. Of those, 2,325 have been positive, including 57 new cases announced today.
Of the local cases, 1,172 (50.4%) were men and 1,149 (49.4%) were women. The gender of four people is unknown. Of the reported cases, 562 (24.2%) have required hospitalization and 189 (8.1%) of the total number of people who tested positive had to be placed in intensive care. Seventy-two (3.1%) have died.