California is ‘starting to see the decline’ in COVID-19 cases
California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said Wednesday that California is starting to see a decline in COVID-19 cases
California is starting to see a decline in COVID-19 cases after spending much of the last few months as an epicenter for the virus, according to California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly.
What’s going on?
- ICU Hospitalizations are down 2.8% over the last two weeks, too, he said.
- Positive test results dropped from 11.6% the past two weeks despite being 12.7% in January.
California has become an epicenter for the coronavirus in recent weeks. A new study — which has not been peer-reviewed — suggests that the recent spike might be due to a new strain developing in the area.
- The study said that more than one-third of the recent COVID-19 patients were infected with another new strain of COVID-19 in California.
- This new strain — known as CAL.20C — was found in 36% of all virus samples from Cedars-Sinai patients and 24% of all samples in Southern California, according to CBS News.