San Diego County reports 8,013 new COVID cases and 3 more deaths

A child receives a COVID-19 vaccine booster in San Diego County. Lent by County News Center

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency on Monday reported 8,013 new cases of coronavirus and three more deaths due to the pandemic disease.

The report, released Tuesday, is the first since the long memorial weekend for Martin Luther King Jr. began and showed 7,460 cases on Sunday, 8,991 on Saturday and 10,990 on Friday.

Cases have increased since the omicron variant of the virus appeared late last year, but have become plateau in recent days.

Earlier Tuesday, the state reported that the number of COVID-positive patients in San Diego County hospitals had increased by four people to 1,260.

Of these patients, 193 were in the intensive care unit, an increase of four on Monday.

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