Every minute 7 new infections in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO.- The pandemic raged to unprecedented levels with the Omicron variant in San Diego County where new infections already exceed seven per minute, and deaths are approaching one every hour.

About 90 percent of the new infections reported are positive cases by Ómicron, reported an official with the Health and Human Services Agency in the county, Wilma Wooten.

This is a scarce month after the county registered the first case with that variant on December 8.