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Five more residents die of COVID-19, bringing death toll to 15

County officials again stressed the importance of continuing to socially distance in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, especially in the coming weeks.

“We absolutely and unequivocally believe that the month of April is the month that will determine our trajectory as a region,” said county Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. “We believe this is the month that will determine whether we end up like Italy and New York or if we San Diego News found ourselves a better path and a better direction.”

Of the region’s cases, about 60 percent of patients are between 20 and 49 years old. About 45 percent of patients are female, about 54 percent are male, and in one percent of cases, the gender is unknown.

About 19 percent of patients are hospitalized, about 8 percent of patients require intensive care and about 2 percent of patients lose the fight.

County officials also discussed two additional COVID-19 clusters, bringing the total across the region to 11.

One of the clusters is centered on a skilled nursing facility in El Cajon Press Release Distribution Services In San Diego where there is one confirmed case and three people who are symptomatic and under investigation.

The other cluster involves two cases within the San Diego Police Department. A Western Division officer and his partner recently tested positive for the virus. Western Division encompasses areas that include Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Ocean Beach, Old Town and Linda Vista.

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