Cases of coronavirus in California reached the level of February

Since the beginning of April, coronavirus infections in California have continued to grow steadily, and the new cases curve remains less steady than the growth of the winter omicron variant, and the growth of the two infectious subvariants still raises concerns about a new wave of the virus.

The California Department of Public Health said the state’s daily rate of COVID-19 on Friday was 100,000 per 14 residents, up 27% from the previous week and 71% in the last two weeks.

California’s highest test score for higher education since February rose from 2.8% to 3.9% last week. 18, the state is formed when the micron remains at the bottom.

In California, the incidence rate fell to 5.2 per 100,000 in mid-March, and the positive fell to 1.2 percent.

Hospitals across the state were treating 1,112 COVID-19-certified patients on Thursday, jumping 17% in the last 10 days to 950 on April 950. The CDPH reported on Friday that the number of viral patients in intensive care units in the same window had increased by 50%, from 112 to 168.

The state’s highest throughput is now in the Bay Area. San Francisco now has the highest daily activity rate at 32 per 100,000, up 66 percent from two weeks ago.

The next four counties on Friday’s update were 28 for 100,000 in San Mateo, 28 for 100,000 in Santa Cruz, 25 for 100,000 in Santa Clara and 22 for 100,000 in Alameda.

San Francisco also has the state’s fourth-highest positive rate at 8.6%, Imperial County at 10.3% and the state’s two lowest counties, the Alps and the Sierra, both at 14.3%. Marine and Sonoma counties each reported 7.8% positive, more than double the state average.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in San Francisco has doubled in the past 10 days from 26 to 55, according to updated state health data on Friday. The total number of ICUs in San Francisco ranges from three to ten.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week updated its three-tier, nationwide map for COVID-19, showing the counties of Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. average level of coronavirus activity. The remaining 53 counties in California are at a “low” level.

Virus rates vary across counties in the Sacramento area, currently better than most counties in the Bay Area, but slightly lower than the state average.

Hospitals in Sacramento County on Thursday increased the number of people infected with the virus from 67 to 56, and the ICU from eight to 11.

There have been reports of outbreaks or clusters of COVID-19 in secondary schools in the Sacramento and Bay Areas, some of which occur a few weeks after graduation or similar dance events at many schools and a few weeks after spring break.

Samantha Mott, a spokeswoman for the Sacramento County Health Office, said in an e-mail on Thursday: “We’re seeing an increase in cases overall, and we’ve seen an increase in cases and epidemics in schools in recent weeks.”

The latter on the infectious subvariants of omicron

Pairs of very permeable omicron subvariants, called BA.2 and BA.2.12.1, now make up the vast majority of cases in the United States, with the prevalence of the latter increasing. Both of these options could be responsible for increasing the rate of infection in California.

BA.2.12.1, the most contagious of the two, accounted for an estimated 37% of cases nationwide in the week from April 24 to April 30, up from 27% in the previous week, according to the CDC’s weekly updated Tuesday. BA.2 has dropped from 70% to 62%, which means that BA.2.12.1 may soon overtake it.

For the CDC area, which includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific, BA.2.12.1 rose from 12% to 18% last week, while BA.2 fell from 85% to 81%.

Health officials estimate that BA.2 is approximately 40% more contagious than the original omicron variant, BA.1; and BA.2.12.1 is considered to be approximately 25% more infectious than BA.2.

BA.2.12.1 Deployment at UC Davis

Yolo County health officials said in a joint information release with the Health Davis Joint Testing Initiative last week, BA.2.12.1 “now makes up about half of the campus,” after UC Davis was first discovered in late March.

“The data show that COVID-19 is spreading in Yolo County, especially in Davis. We urge residents of Yolo to take additional measures to prevent infection, ”said Dr. Aimee Sisson, a health worker in Yolo County.

“I recommend masking with a high-quality mask at home, and if you have symptoms, have a definite effect, or have recently attended a big conference like Picnic Day, I recommend getting tested,” Sisson said. “If you’re fit for an amplifier, now is a good time to get this amp – don’t wait.”

With an omicron wave of more than 300 per 100,000 and a positive of 22% in early January, Californians have yet to say exactly how much immunity they will be able to protect themselves from a large wave of infections as experts study the capabilities of new subvariants. avoid first immunity.

County Sacramento area numbers

Sacramento County’s latest disease rate is 9.9 per 100,000 residents, state health officials said in an update on Friday, an increase of 26% from a week earlier.

The CDPH test positive in Sacramento on Friday was 4.5%, up from 3.8% a week earlier.

Hospitals in Sacramento County treated 67 viral patients on Thursday, up from 56 a week earlier, according to state data. The total number of ICUs increased from eight to 11.

Placer County’s latest figure is 8.1 per 100,000 residents, up 33% from a week ago.

The CDPH reported a positive Plaser test level from 4.1% to 5.3% last week.

Hospitals in Player County on Thursday treated 23 patients with the virus, down from 26 a week earlier. The ICU overall remained in the top four.

The latest disease rate in Yolo County is 13.6 per 100,000 residents, up 30 percent from a week ago.

The positive level of the CDPH Yolo test ranged from 1.6% to 2.2% last week.

Hospitals in Yolo County were treating patients with two viruses on Thursday, less than three a week earlier. The total number of ICUs dropped from one to zero.

El Dorado County’s latest disease rate is 7.7 per 100,000 residents, state health officials said in an update on Tuesday, an increase of 27% from a week earlier.

The CDPH said the positive level of the El Dorado test rose from 5.2% to 5.3% last week.

Hospitals in El Dorado County were treating two viral patients on Thursday, more than a week ago. The total number of ICUs dropped from one to zero.

State health officials said Friday that the latest disease in Sutter County was 6.8 per 100,000 residents and 5.0 per 100,000 in Yuba County. Sutter’s performance increased by 115%, while Yuba’s decreased by 20%.

CDPH said Sutter’s test was positive at 4%, down from 4.5% last week. Yuba’s positivity ranged from 3.2% to 4.6%.

The only hospital in Yuba County, which serves two counties, was treating four viral patients on Thursday, more than two weeks ago. A total ICU was performed in one patient.

The CDC classifies all six counties in the Sacramento area as “low” COVID-19 activity.

This story was first published May 6, 2022, 10:47 AM.

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Michael McGow leads the latest Sacramento Bee news series on public safety and other local events. Born in Sacramento and a lifelong resident of the capital, he traveled to Sacramento, where he did an internship at The Bee and earned a degree in journalism.

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