SAN DIEGO–Fifty-three San Diegans have died from complications of COVID-19 and the number of local cases increased by 83, the County Health and Human Services Agency reports.
All six people who died from the novel coronavirus had underlying medical conditions.
“COVID-19 continues to take a toll on our residents and communities,” said Eric McDonald, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of the County Epidemiology and Immunization Services branch. “Our condolences go out to the families and loved ones of those who perished because of this novel virus.”
Eighty-three new COVID-19 cases were announced Tuesday, bringing San Diego County’s total to 1,930.
Of the local cases, 971 (50.3%) were men and 954 (49.4%) were women. The gender of five people is unknown. Of the reported cases, 450 (23.3%) have required hospitalization and 164 (8.5%) of the total number of cases had to be placed in intensive care. Fifty-three (2.7%) have died.