New cases of the virus hit another three-month high in Stanislaus County, as hospital counts continue to rise, too.
The state reported 343 positive tests in the county Tuesday, the most since the 365 on Aug. 26. The number needs to average 40 or fewer to start reversing the limits on gatherings that tightened earlier this month.
The county’s positivity shot up to 23.65% on Tuesday, based on 1,450 tests. The rolling seven-day average was 12.62%. The 14-day average was 11.96%.
The state requires a positivity rate of under 8 percent to advance to the next less restrictive tier in its system.
Two more residents have died of COVID-19, for a total of 422 as of Wednesday, the county Health Services Agency announced.
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