Mira Mesa High School administrative assistant is tested for COVID 19. Photo by Chris Stone
A Mira Mesa High School administrative assistant tested for COVID 19 in 2021. Photo by Chris Stone

San Diego County public health officials on Thursday reported 1,591 new COVID-19 cases over the last week, along with 10 more deaths.

The numbers cover cases from the seven-day period that ended Monday. The count of daily cases over that time:

  • Monday – 206
  • Sunday – 150
  • Saturday –188
  • Friday – 219
  • Oct. 6 – 270
  • Oct. 5 – 316
  • Oct. 4 – 242

The weekly numbers continued their steady downward trend, from the 1,855 reported during the last week, and the 2,284 cases announced on Oct. 6.

With the update, there have been 927,970 total COVID cases in the county and 5,517 deaths since the pandemic began in early 2020.

Of the 10 recent deaths, two were women and eight were men. They died between Jan. 29 and Oct. 5. One of the newly reported deaths occurred in the last two weeks.

Four of the people who died were 80 years or older, three were in their 70s and three were in their 50s. Eight were fully vaccinated, two were unvaccinated and all had underlying medical conditions.

Meanwhile, 130 patients are being treated in county hospitals for COVID, down from Sunday’s count of 143. Those in need of intensive care, though, rose by three, to 25, according to state data.


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