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SD County public health officials report 1,453 new COVID-19 cases, 39 deaths


Last updated 2/5/2021 at 7:50pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County public-health officials on Friday reported 1,453 new COVID-19 infections and 39 deaths from the virus, including the county's first pediatric fatality.

The 10-year-old boy who died from the disease had underlying medical conditions, according to Dr. Wilma Wooten, county public health officer.

"This boy's death is a somber reminder that this pandemic impacts everyone in our community, regardless of their age, and we must do everything we can to protect each other and slow the spread of the virus," Wooten said.

After Tuesday's case totals came in at 926, end...

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