SAN DIEGO–Forty-four San Diegans have died from complications of COVID-19 after four more deaths were reported, the County Health and Human Services Agency said Friday.
Like most of the people who have died from COVID-19, the four had underlying medical conditions. Two of the new fatalities were women and two were men.
“Our sympathy and condolences go out to the family and friends of the four new victims, as well as to the loved ones of all of the people who’ve died from COVID-19,” said Eric McDonald, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of HHSA’s Epidemiology and Immunization Services branch. “People should continue to wash their hands frequently, stay home as much as possible, and wear a face covering when in public for essential tasks.”
The age, gender and race and ethnic breakdown of the 44 COVID-19 deaths reported is:
Sixty-five new COVID-19 cases were announced today, bringing San Diego County’s total to 1,693.
Of San Diego County’s cases, 867 (51.2%) were men and 821 (48.5%) were women. The gender of five people is unknown. Of the reported cases, 374 (22.1%) have required hospitalization and 140 (8.3%) of the total number of cases had to be placed in intensive care. Forty-four (2.6%) have died.
Other measures and resources to deal with COVID-19 include:
- More than 23,000 tests have been administered to San Diegans.
- The County has distributed more than 1.95 million personal protective equipment items to local health care providers, including nearly 800,000 N-95 respirators, nearly 377,000 surgical face masks and over 716,000 gloves.
- A total of 2,011 hotel rooms have been secured to isolate people who have potential COVID-19 symptoms and people who have health vulnerabilities and have no place to live.
Of the 1,564 rooms for County Public Health Services use, 195 are occupied by 208 guests.
Of the 447 rooms assigned to the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, 195 are being occupied by 321 people who are at higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19.