California agencies reported 4,159 new cases and 80 new deaths of the coronavirus as of Saturday, according to unofficial totals from public health websites. The cumulative number of coronavirus cases is 805,133 and 15,556 deaths.
The seven-day average of 3,336 new cases from the coronavirus represents a 66% decline since its high of 9,935, July 23, while the seven-day average of 85 new deaths is a 44% drop from its Aug. 15 high of 150, according to an analysis of data from public health websites Saturday.
Hospitalizations statewide are down 62% from their July 21 high of 8,820. According to health agencies, there were 3,307 people in the hospital for COVID-related reasons on Saturday, 177 fewer than reported the previous day.
All data on the state tracker is preliminary and subject to change.
According to the California Department of Public Health several counties were lowered to less restrictive levels of the state’s monitoring system on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Riverside County was the only Southern California county to move; it was lowered from the most restrictive purple tier to red. Once a county’s tier has changed it must remain there for three weeks.
A county must also meet criteria for the next tier in daily coronavirus positive cases per 100,000 and testing positivity for two consecutive weeks in order to progress down a level.
Modoc, Alpine and Mariposa counties are the only three of the state’s 58 counties to reach the minimal (yellow) level.
Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, the World Health Organization, the California Department of Public Health, The Associated Press, reporting counties and news sources
Source: Orange County Register