15 Deaths, 849 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In San Diego County

Kristina Houck

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — San Diego County health officials announced Wednesday that five more residents have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, bringing the region's death toll to 15.

The victims included a 90-year-old woman, 83-year-old man, 74-year-old man, 73-year-old man and 71-year-old man.

Officials also confirmed 115 new COVID-19 cases. Based on the current total of 849 cases, the death rate is now at 1.8 percent of cases in the county.

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According to figures released Wednesday, 19 percent of the people who tested positive have been hospitalized because of COVID-19, including 8 percent in intensive care.

A total of 11,343 tests have been reported in the county, officials said.

Of the total cases, 45 percent were women, 54 percent were men and 1 percent were unknown. The majority of the cases, 60 percent, are among individuals between 20 to 49 years old.

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