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Hospitalizations trend downward as SD County reports 1,670 new COVID-19 infections


Last updated 1/29/2021 at 8:15pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County public health officials reported 1,670 new COVID-19 infections and 37 deaths Friday, Jan. 29, as hospitalizations related to the virus continue to decline.

Friday was the 60th consecutive day with more than 1,000 new cases, bringing the county's cumulative COVID-19 case total to 234,640 and the death toll to 2,571.

The number of people in local hospitals with the virus declined to 1,391 Friday, down more than 400 patients from Jan. 12's record 1,804. A record number of patients in intensive care units was set on Jan. 20 with 438, but has declined slowly si...

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