California reports lowest COVID-19 case rate in the country

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California, which at one level was the country’s epicenter of COVID-19, is now the state reporting the lowest positivity rate per 100,000 individuals, in accordance with data collected by Johns Hopkins University. As of Saturday night, 24.99 new confirmed instances have been reported for each 100,000 individuals in California, Johns Hopkins University information discovered. 

The state reported a every day common of 8,172 new instances over the previous eight weeks, and averaged 92 deaths as a result of COVID-19 problems per day throughout that very same time interval, in accordance with the California Department of Health. As of Saturday, greater than 77% of California’s inhabitants is vaccinated, in accordance with the state’s Health Department.

NEW: Over 70% of Californians are vaccinated with at the least one dose.

We now have the lowest COVID case rate in the nation.

Vaccines are how we finish this pandemic.

— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 18, 2021

On Wednesday, California was one in all three states to lower from a excessive virus neighborhood transmission stage to substantial, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, as of Saturday, California’s transmission rate returned to excessive, with solely Modoc County, Lassen County, Sierra County and Mono County reporting low transmission charges.

In December 2020, California grew to become the first state to report two million confirmed COVID-19 instances. As of Saturday, the state has seen a complete of 4,406,854 confirmed instances, in accordance with the state’s well being division.

Newsom mentioned the state has to “maintain our vigilance,” including “We’ve got to stay on top of this.”

Trailing shut behind California in positivity charges are Maryland, reporting 25.34 new instances for each 100,000 individuals, and New Jersey, reporting 26.74. Florida presently has the highest positivity rate in the country, with 262.30 of each 100,000 individuals testing constructive for COVID-19, in accordance with Johns Hopkins.