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Sacramento Records More Positive Cases Per Capita Than Any County Statewide

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Sacramento County has recorded more positive cases per capita than any other county statewide with at least 100,000 residents. 

According to Tuesday's numbers, the daily average of new cases over the past week in the County is just under 150 per day. That's a jump of nearly 40% from the previous week and is the county's worst rate since mid-April. Sacramento County Health Officer Doctor Olivia Kasirye suggested during yesterday's Board Meeting that the rise of COVID-19 cases is due to the now-dominant Delta variant, along with pandemic restrictions being lifted one month ago. 

“We continue to see day-to-day increases of new COVID cases. The majority of cases are among those who were not vaccinated,” Sacramento County health officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye wrote in an emailed statement to The Sacramento Bee.

Presenting during a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Kasirye reiterated that some increase was expected after the state reopened its economy June 15, according The Sacramento Bee.

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