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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:34 PM

California's COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 3% for the first time

The share of Californians who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week dipped below 3% for the first time, a sign that the Golden State is finally starting to beat back the spread of the coronavirus, officials said Monday.

Just 3.1% of Californians who were tested over the last two weeks received a positive result, and that ratio dropped to 2.8% in the last seven days, state officials said. Hospitals in California are treating the fewest patients with the virus since April, and admissions to the state's intensive care units have been dropping steadily, too.

It's a rare piece of good news for 40 million Californians, who are contending with raging wildfires and toxic air quality on top of the economic, physical and emotional effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

But the good news is tempered with caution: Those fires, coupled with heat waves and toxic air quality, led to a decline in testing. And health officials still aren't certain if gatherings on Labor Day led to an increase in transmission because the virus can take up to two weeks to incubate.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/california-s-covid-19-positivity-rate-drops-below-3-for-the-first-time/ar-BB19hetX?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=DELLDHP

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:37 PM

1. Awesome!

It's about 3.0% in Ohio now, so my prediction a few weeks ago of a higher infection rate after schools reopened was wrong! (Barely.)

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:39 PM

2. Let's hope this continues to be the trend.  ( n/t )

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:40 PM

3. Good for CA!

They had it bad, but they made the decision to follow science. And the leadership of a very intelligent governor. Cuomo and Newsome, among others, are showing what it takes to beat this virus. Republican states, nope. They will continue to allow the self induced "freedom" folks in their states to die.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 02:47 AM

4. In San Diego small businesses are uniting to stay open, even if ordered

to shut down. We will never get rid of Covid if this keeps going back and forth and no national mask wearing plan.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 02:16 PM

5. I could use some good news-- FANTASTIC!!

And thanks for letting us know.

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