SAN DIEGO (CBS) — San Diego has had more than 400 confirmed cases of Zika virus in the city since March.
That number has grown to more than 2,500, including more than 300 deaths.
A third of the cases were in the South Bay area, including many who live in the neighborhoods where many residents have Zika symptoms.
But the state’s Department of Public Health has said its preliminary results show the city’s total number of cases is lower than previously thought.
That means the city has a slight lead, but it’s still not statistically significant, said Dr. Scott Brown, a senior research fellow at the University of California, San Diego.
That’s because San Diego’s data comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has released its weekly count of new cases.
Brown also said the city is seeing fewer deaths in the region.
The city’s first death occurred Feb. 12.
San Diego is one of two U.T. cities in the U.K. where the virus has been found.
But San Diego also is the only one in California, and there’s no known risk to the public there, Brown said.
“So, the number is low, but the number isn’t really very large.”
The city has seen cases increase in other parts of the country.
California has more than 3,000 confirmed cases and more than 6,000 deaths.
In Washington, D.C., more than 1,000 cases and 6,600 deaths have been reported.
Officials have been worried about the virus since March, when the U,S.
Centers for Diseases Control and Control issued a recommendation to limit travelers from Latin America and the Caribbean to U.M.E. The CDC has said the risk is low in places like Hawaii, and it has urged people to avoid travel to the U., S.W., Florida and Puerto Rico.