Stanislaus rise in hospitalizations, cases mirrors nation

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Latest facts on COVID-19 testing in Modesto area

Mirroring numbers across the nation, Stanislaus County continued its spike of hospitalizations and positive coronavirus test results, according to data it released Saturday night.

The number of patients with confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county’s five hospitals grew to 88 on Saturday, a 44% increase since Wednesday’s total of 61.

Meanwhile, according to the most recent state data from Friday, the county’s seven-day infection rate grew to 9.25%, up from 8.11% the day before, and the 14-day rate stood at 7.34%, up from 6.91%. The state’s 14-day average is 4.2%.

In the most recent date released by the county, Saturday’s positive test results numbered an astounding 152, the largest single-day total since late August.

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