SAN DIEGO–Fifteen new COVID-19 deaths were reported, bringing the region’s total to 87, the County Health and Human Services Agency said Tuesday.
The 15 San Diegans died between April 16 to 20. Their ages ranged from 43 to 92-years-old. Nine were men and six were women. Fourteen had underlying medical conditions and one did not.
“This is the most COVID-19 deaths we’ve announced in a single day and they are an indication of the tragic loss that is occurring in our residents and communities,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “Our sincere condolences go out to the friends and family of the people who have died from this novel virus.”
Of the 87 people who have died from COVID-19, 76 were 60 years and older. Forty-eight were men and 39 were women. Age, gender and ethnic/race breakdowns for cases and deaths are posted at coronavirus-sd.com.
An additional 109 COVID-19 cases bring the county’s total to 2,434.
Of the local cases, 1,243 (51.1%) were men and 1,185 (48.7%) were women. Of the reported cases, 592 (24.3%) have required hospitalization and 199 (8.2%) of the total number of people who tested positive had to be placed in intensive care. Eighty-seven (3.6%) have died.