Mar. 21—Case rates the last three days remained relatively high as Stanislaus County businesses await news on Tuesday if it can move into the state's red tier, with more relaxed restrictions.
The county reported Saturday 95 more cases and, according to state figures, hovers at a little more than 100 cases per day over the last three.
Stanislaus County remains in the most restrictive purple tier of the state's coronavirus plan, but its testing data in economically disadvantaged areas qualified the county last week to have a chance to move into red on Tuesday.
If the testing positivity rates hold for another week — the state Saturday showed the county trending slightly downward over the seven days — Stanislaus could move to red on Tuesday. That would allow relaxed restrictions on indoor restaurant dining and other business activities.
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