San Diego County Reports 48 New COVID-19 Infections

Chula Vista firefighter Matt Garcia prepares to give a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a homeless man. Photo by Chris Stone

San Diego County public health officials reported 48 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday as the Health and Human Services Agency begins to wind down its response to the pandemic.

County officials gave the last scheduled COVID-19 update Tuesday, with any future briefings being provided as needed. Daily news releases with COVID-19 data will be replaced by a weekly news update on Wednesdays. Other news releases will be issued as needed.

Wednesday’s data increased the cumulative number of infections to 281,422. No new deaths were reported and the death toll remains at 3,770.

Hospitalizations related to the pandemic dropped by one to 74 in Wednesday’s data. The number of patients in intensive care units remained 21. There are 59, staffed, available ICU beds in the county.

As of Wednesday, a total of 2,123,647 people in the county had received at least one dose of vaccine.