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California Becomes the Only State with Moderate Transmission Rates

According to the newest CDC statistics, California continues to have the lowest coronavirus case rate in the country, which shows that the state’s transmission level has dropped yet more. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s four-tiered approach for monitoring community transmission, California was the lone state where COVID-19 infection rates were rated “significant” two weeks ago. As of Monday, the nation’s most populated state is the only one that falls into the second-lowest transmission tier, behind only the “low” tier.

California landed in the lowest group thanks to a seven-day case rate that reduced from 95.3 per 100,000 to 41.3 per 100,000 in only two weeks. According to the California Department of Public Health, the state’s seven-day testing positivity rate has plummeted to 2.6 percent, down nearly half a percent from September 20. According to CDC data, except for Connecticut, which has a “substantial” degree of community transmission, almost every other state stays at the highest level of community transmission.

With a case rate of 566 per 100,000 and a testing positivity rate of 10 to 14.9 percent, North Dakota has the highest case rate of any state in the US. However, the seven-day case rate in the United States reduced to 183 cases per 100,000 on average, while the positive rate fell from 8.2 percent to 6.62 percent. Health officials say the infections are still mainly affecting people who haven’t been wholly vaccinated against the virus in California.

According to a cpress release, the average daily case rate in unvaccinated individuals 16 years or older was eight times higher than vaccinated in the same age group for the week of September 19 — 57.41 per 100,000 vs. 7.12 per 100,000. To date, 84.4 percent of eligible residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, totaling 49.8 million doses.

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