Coronavirus update, Sept. 20: Stanislaus County surpasses 100,000 test results

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Latest facts on COVID-19 testing in Modesto area

Stanislaus County on Saturday surpassed the release of 100,000 test results since the start of the pandemic in March, according to newly released data.

The county has announced 100,044 results to date, although in September, they are coming at a slower rate. In July and August, the county was releasing more than 900 results a day. September’s daily average is 624. Of the total results, 16,289, or 16.3%, have come back positive.

While deaths rose by three on Saturday to 332, the 73 announced through the first 19 days of this month is down from 112 through the same period in August. A little more than 2% of those in the county who have tested positive have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The state rate is 1.93%.

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