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Above: A sign in the sand encourages beachgoers to wear masks in Del Mar, July 10, 2020.

San Diego County health officials today reported 551 new COVID-19 infections and seven additional fatalities, raising the county’s totals to 32,330 cases and 593 deaths since the onset of the pandemic.

The new deaths — four men and three women — occurred between July 29 and Thursday, and ranged in age from 49 to 90. All had underlying medical conditions, according to the health department.

The county reported 9,472 tests Friday, 6% of which returned positive. The 14-day running average of daily positive results is 5.1%. The state’s target is fewer than 8% testing positive.

Of the total positive cases in the county,

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