California's Positivity Rate And Hospitalizations Are Finally Easing After That COVID-19 Surge
In a rare bit of good news about the COVID-19 outlook in California, the state's 14-day positivity rate has dropped 8.7% in the past two weeks.
And COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped 8.5% over the same time period.
In early January, the state was averaging more than 3,500 COVID-19 patients a day, according to state Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly. Now, he said, that number is down to anywhere from 2,500 to 2,900 a day.
"These are rays of hope shining through with the hospitals coming down some, and that overall curve of our case numbers beginning to flatten."
Meanwhile, as of today, more than 1.5 million Californians have received a coronavirus vaccination.