Monterey County reported 540 cases and two deaths in the last week, up 51.7% from the previous week, amid an increase across California. A week earlier, the council had recorded 356 cases and two deaths. During the pandemic, there were 94,579 cases and 733 deaths
New cases of coronavirus jumped in California in the week ending Sunday, up 30.3% as 53,988 cases were reported. A total of 41,449 new cases of COVID-19 virus were reported in the previous week.
California ranks 19th among the states where the coronavirus has spread the fastest per person, according to an analysis by the USA TODAY network of data from Johns Hopkins University. In the last week coronavirus cases in the United States increased by 33.2% over the previous week, with 501,037 cases reported.
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With 11.87% of the country’s population, California had 10.78% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 43 states had more cases in the last week than in the previous week.
Within California, the worst weekly outbreaks per person were in Santa Cruz County with 305 cases per 100,000 per week; Humboldt County with 296; and San Francisco County with 293. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin in 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Adding up most of the new cases overall were Los Angeles County, with 16,205 cases; San Diego County, with 4,644 cases; and Santa Clara County, with 4,473. The weekly case count has increased in 49 municipalities compared to the previous week. The worst pace increases from the previous week were in Los Angeles, Santa Clara and San Diego counties.
California ranks 15th among states in the proportion of people who have received at least one vaccine, with 83.8% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 77.7%, according to a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most widely used in the United States, require two doses given a few weeks apart.
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In the week ending Wednesday, California reported administering another 415,833 doses of vaccine, including 65,747 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 463,250 doses of vaccine, including 79,852 first doses. In total, California reported administering a total of 75,237,247 doses.
In California, cases fell in seven counties, with the best declines in Sacramento County, with 1,613 cases compared to 2,497 the week before; in Tulare County, with 161 cases out of 507; and in San Bernardino County, with 1,724 cases out of 1,955.
In California, 168 people died from COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the previous week, 315 people died.
A total of 9,288,293 people in California have tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 90,497 people have died from the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In the United States, 81,863,725 people tested positive and 997,526 people died.
COVID-19 hospital admissions increase in California
USA TODAY analyzed data from federal hospitals as of Sunday, May 8th.
Probable COVID patients admitted to the state:
- Last week: 4,059
- The previous week: 3,761
- Four weeks ago: 3,531
Probably patients with COVID admitted to the country:
- Last week: 45,875
- The previous week: 42,092
- Four weeks ago: 37,354
Hospitals in 36 states reported more patients with COVID-19 than a week earlier, while hospitals in 32 states had more patients with COVID-19 in intensive care beds. Hospitals in 35 states have admitted more patients with COVID-19 in the last week than a week earlier, according to USA TODAY’s analysis of U.S. human and health services data.
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