No Coronavirus Deaths Reported Monday But Cases Rise by 78

For the first time in more than one week, no COVID-19 deaths were reported in San Diego County Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus rose by 78 from the previous day, to 1,404, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced.

The number of local COVID-19 deaths remains at 19 with the vast majority in their 70,s, 80's or 90;s. But there also has been a 25 year old man who died along with a man in his 50's. The County says 15 people who have died were men and four were women.

“While we’re happy to see no deaths reported in the past day, it does not mean we won’t see additional COVID-19 fatalities. Deaths are often a lagging indicator,” said Eric McDonald, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of the County Epidemiology and Immunization Services branch. “The most effective way to keep people from getting the virus and to prevent potential deaths is by staying home and wearing a face covering while in public conducting essential activities.”

Homemade masks, bandanas, scarves and neck gaiters are acceptable, since these items can be washed and reused. Facial coverings don’t need to be used when people are at home. First 5 San Diego compiled a list of guides for making your own covering.

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