Stanislaus County reported 226 new positive COVID-19 tests on Sunday, the largest single-day number in months.
The state reported 222 positive tests in the county Saturday, up sharply from 127 the previous day. The numbers should average 40 or less to make progress on reopening the local economy.
On Saturday, the county’s positivity rate was 12.24 percent. The seven-day rolling positivity rate was 11.15 percent, up from 10.87 percent the day before. The 14-day rolling rate was 10.44, up from 10.13 the previous day. The state requires a positivity rate of under 8 percent to advance to the next less restrictive tier in its system.
A total of 147 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of the virus in Stanislaus County, up from 133 the day before. Thirteen intensive care beds were available at the county’s hospitals, up from seven the day before.
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