State Officials Announce Latest California COVID-19 Data, Averages Go Up

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19, and one of the key indicators of the virus spread is the positivity rate-- the percentage of people who test positive for this form of coronavirus out all the tests conducted.

Infographic courtesy California Department of Public Health

Infographic courtesy California Department of Public Health

The seven-day average more accurately describes trends in number of cases, according to the CDPH. The current seven-day average number of new cases is 9,397 per day. That compares to the seven-day average from the week prior of 9,189 cases daily. California reportedly has 466,550 confirmed cases to date.

There have been 8,518 COVID-19 related deaths reported to the state since the start of the pandemic this past spring.

Special attention is being paid to 37 of California's 58 counties, where they are required to close indoor operations for certain sectors based on the July 13 order to slow community transmission.

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