Is Covid finally burning out in the Golden State? California has the lowest case rate in the US and is the only state that recorded fewer than 100 infections per 100,000 people in the last week

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  • California currently has the lowest COVID-19 case rate in the country, with about 95 new cases for every 100,000 people in the past week
  • It is the only state with fewer than 100 new cases per 100,000 – the only state scoring below the CDC’s ‘high transmission’ threshold.
  • Both the cases and the hospitalization rate are falling in the state, the number of Covid patients across the state is down 15% from last week to this week
  • California has one of the highest COVID vaccination rates, with approximately 77% of the state’s population receiving at least one dose
  • State residents vote to keep Governor Gavin Newsom in office, in a sign of clear approval of his administration’s COVID safeguards

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California currently has the lowest COVID-19 case rate in the US, with about 95 new cases for every 100,000 people in the past week.

It is the only state with a rate of 100 new infections per 100,000, Marking California as ‘substantial’ transmission zoneAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classification. All other states have high transmission.

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The Golden State has one of the highest COVID vaccination rates, with approximately 77 percent of the state’s population receiving at least one dose.

State residents just voted to keep Governor Gavin Newsom in office, indicating his administration’s clear approval for COVID safeguards.

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With fewer than 100 new cases for every 100,000 residents in the past week, California is the only US state not currently classified as having a ‘high transmission’ by the CDC.

California has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country (77%), which officials attribute to its current low number of cases.  Image: Nurse Eon Walk administers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a patient at a mobile clinic in Los Angeles in July 2021

California has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country (77%), which officials attribute to its current low number of cases. Image: Nurse Eon Walk administers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a patient at a mobile clinic in Los Angeles in July 2021

In December 2020, California was the pandemic epicenter of the US.

Los Angeles Hospital Became ‘severely overcrowded’ As the state witnessed its highest number of cases, which peaked at around 40,000 new cases per day.

But now, California has made it through both last winter and this summer’s surge — and is coming out on top with the lowest case rate of any state in the country.

According to the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), California reported a total of 37,600 cases for the week ending September 20.

When adjusted for population, this comes to 95 new cases for every 100,000 residents – making California the only state to record fewer than 100 new cases per 100,000 people.

This low case rate indicates that California now has ‘substantial’ coronavirus transmission, according to the categories set by the CDC.

California is now reporting about 5,000 new cases a day, far below the peak of about 40,000 new cases a day in the winter

California is now reporting about 5,000 new cases a day, far below the peak of about 40,000 new cases a day in the winter

Around 6,300 Covid patients are currently hospitalized across the state, up from last week's total of 7,400.  15 percent less than

Around 6,300 Covid patients are currently hospitalized across the state, up from last week’s total of 7,400. 15 percent less than

Every other state has a ‘high’ transmission, with more than 100 new cases for every 100,000 residents.

Some states are well above that limit. West Virginia currently has the highest case rate in the country at 716 new cases for every 100,000 people.

In West Virginia and other southern states, such as Tennessee, hospitals are being overwhelmed – just as California faced last winter.

With its declining number of cases, California is currently seeing a low number of Covid patients in hospitals.

Around 6,300 Covid patients are currently hospitalized across the state, down 15 per cent from last week’s total of 7,400.

California’s hospitalization numbers peaked in early January, with more than 21,600 Covid patients in hospitals.

State officials attribute California’s current success to the state’s high vaccination rate.

According to California Department of HealthAbout 77 percent of the state’s population have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine – and 69 percent are fully vaccinated.

This puts California above the national average — 64 percent of Americans have received at least one dose, and 55 percent are fully vaccinated.

Many California cities and counties – like san francisco – Vaccination is required to enter restaurants, gyms and other indoor places.

California residents recently voted to keep Governor Gavin Newsom in office, indicating approval of his administration’s COVID safeguards.

Following his victory, Newsom told CBS that Democratic leaders would “bear down to strengthen our spines and keep people safe and healthy.”

Newsom continues to encourage California residents to get vaccinated and maintain other safety measures.

He recently said that the state ‘Keep alert’ Against Coronavirus.

Governor Gavin Newsom defeated a recall effort that showed California voters' approval of his COVID safeguards.  Image: Newsom talks to the press after visiting an elementary school in Oakland, California, September 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom defeated a recall effort that showed California voters’ approval of his COVID safeguards. Image: Newsom talks to the press after visiting an elementary school in Oakland, California, September 2021

In addition to state and county-level security measures, some school districts in California have uniquely stringent COVID protections.

For example, the Los Angeles School District is one of the first schools in need. Vaccination for all eligible students (Ages 12 and over) Other than employees.

San Francisco requires staff to vaccinate and regularly test students for the coronavirus, among other precautions.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health recently reported that the school district Haven’t seen ‘a single case of broadcast’ Its in any school.’

The news shows that if the proper precautions are taken, schools can safely open for in-person education during Delta’s outbreak.

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