Case Rate Rose Again:California’s statewide COVID-19 new cases per day rose to 105.4 per 100,000 people. Last week it was at 91.7 per 100,000 and at 74.1 per 100,000 earlier this month.
Test Positivity Dipped A Bit:The statewide 7-day average test positivity rate dipped to15.2%. Itwas 17.6% in last week’s report and 15% earlier this month. For comparison, it was 3.3% three months ago in the October 20 CDPH Report. The World Health Organization recommends maintaining test positivity at 5% or lower. The Purple Tier threshold indicating widespread risk is 8%.
Health Inequity Persists: California’s most vulnerable and hardest hit communities continue to face serious health inequities with very highdouble-digit test positivity rates reaching as high as 27.7% per the state’s Health Equity Metric.
Statewide ICU Capacity: 0.0% available (0.0% reported last week, too.)