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inewsource on The Four | Nov. 24, 2020

This graphic illustration shows lines and points from a line graph overlaid on top of a photo of Rosie Sanchez, an 81-year-old Lakeside resident who died during the pandemic. The word “UNCOUNTED” in the image signifies deaths linked to the pandemic but not included in the county’s official COVID-19 total. (Graphic illustration by Brad Racino and Jill Castellano/inewsource)

Excess deaths in San Diego

An inewsource investigation revealed how official county death totals have failed to capture the true scope of the pandemic.

More than 1,100 people have died of COVID-19 or related causes in San Diego since this March, yet have remained uncounted for various reasons. More than a third of those people are Hispanic.

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by Jill Castellano & Mary Plummer

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