California hits lowest coronavirus positivity rate yet as fitness centers fight to reopen

(The Center Square) — Several sets of new data appear to show California has turned the corner in its ongoing battle against the spread of coronavirus.

Public health officials said Monday that just 3.5 percent of tests over the past seven days came back positive, the lowest rate since the pandemic began in March. The rate was twice that a month ago.

The number of new confirmed cases has also fallen to its lowest level since mid-June and hospitalizations are the lowest since April, with fewer than 2,900 coronavirus patients in hospitals. That figure hovered around 8,000 in late July and early August.

California has reported 765,647 confirmed cases since March, including 4,672 on Monday, and 14,467 deaths, including an additional 83 on Monday.

The new information comes as the state health department said tests are now being turned around in an average of 1.3 days. Concerns remain, however, about what will happen to the rates due to several factors, including the behavior of evacuees due to the wildfires and what people did over Labor Day weekend. The virus can incubate in the human body for 14 days, with Labor Day being just eight days ago.

The state saw a massive surge in new cases, deaths and hospitalizations after Memorial Day weekend, which came at a time when Gov. Gavin Newsom made a first attempt at reopening the state’s economy.




Owner/PD @Cali.FM — Entreneur, Publicist. Former NBC/CNBC KCAA On-Air Media Personality “CALI’S BEST RADIO SHOW”

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Encounter with Karen the maskless and her followers

How has COVID-19 changed our lives?

TRENTON, NJ — Periods of freezing rain passing through Sunday night into Monday morning could make…

Yes, Covid Penis Is a Thing

Coronavirus Treatments That Work

Trashing the CDC?

Remote Tech for COVID-Safe Cannabis Lab Testing.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Lashaun Turner

Lashaun Turner

Owner/PD @Cali.FM — Entreneur, Publicist. Former NBC/CNBC KCAA On-Air Media Personality “CALI’S BEST RADIO SHOW”

More from Medium

Sometimes I can see on video that what a guitarist play in a studio recording booth differs in the…

The fight of Jack Crevalle

Politics is the roses behind fences

How My Family Became Homeless and Why We’re Better for It

A yurt blown apart by the wind.