Instances of COVID-19 are on the rise within the U.S., with the surge much more obvious within the newest knowledge from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
As of Thursday, all however 19 U.S. counties are experiencing excessive neighborhood transmission of COVID-19. A excessive transmission price means a county has reported 100 or extra new circumstances of COVID-19 per 100,000 individuals previously seven days, or has 10% or extra optimistic Nucleic Acid Amplification Assessments (NAATs) throughout the identical timeframe.
At present, greater than 99% of the U.S. has met or exceeded that threshold. That features all of California’s 58 counties, as seen within the CDC map beneath.
The CDC’s newest knowledge reveals California has reported over 735,000 new circumstances of COVID-19 over the past seven days. That equates to roughly 1,863 new circumstances per 100,000 individuals. Counties seeing the very best case charges over the past seven days embody Los Angeles, San Diego and Inyo.
Underneath the CDC’s pointers, a county can solely transfer from excessive neighborhood transmission all the way down to substantial neighborhood transmission when new circumstances per 100,000 over the previous seven days drop between 50 and 99.99, or the share of optimistic check leads to the identical interval is between 8% and 9.99%.
The county closest to reaching that threshold is Trinity County, which has a case price of of 203.50 per 100,000 individuals over seven days.
The CDC recommends everybody dwelling in counties marked with excessive or substantial neighborhood transmission of COVID-19 put on a masks whereas in public, indoor settings. Earlier this month, California’s indoor masks mandate was prolonged one month, by means of a minimum of Feb. 15, amid surging circumstances of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
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