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Despite California’s lower COVID-19 case rate, Central Valley counties have high virus transmission – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-09-22 16:31:34 –

Fresno, CA (KFSN)- California may have the lowest COVID-19 case rate in the United StatesHowever, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the virus is still spreading at a high rate within the Central Valley.

According to data released by the CDC on Monday, there were about 95 cases in California in 7 days per 100,000 people.

Overall, the counties in Central California haven’t helped lower the state’s average. Each county in the region has a well-over 100 case rate in 7 days per 100,000 people and is considered a “highly infected” region.

According to the CDCFares in Mariposa, Turea and Kings counties range from 440 to 455, and rates in Merced and Madera counties range from 300 to 325.

Related: Fresno County reports about 1,300 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new deaths in 24 hours

Fresno County is the lowest of the six counties in the Central Valley, with about 262 cases per 100,000 people in seven days.

Below is a map of the CDC that analyzes which counties in the United States, including the Central Valley, have “high” levels of COVID-19 infection as of September 20, 2021.

Central California fits in the red sea shown on most maps of the country. However, our cases are as bad as some of the three states with the lowest COVID-19 infection rates, including 2,705 in North Slope, Alaska, 1,026 in Beaverhead County, Montana, and Preston County, West Virginia. there is no. , At 954.

The Central Valley does not hold the worst COVID-19 infection rate in the state, but it is clear why health officials have warned about the virus surge for weeks.

The local health department is seeking people who are eligible to be vaccinated and also recommends masking indoors.This includes Tulare County, which we reported last month. Most of the COVID-19 cases were more contagious delta mutants..

However, there are still significant differences in immunization levels between counties throughout the state.

In areas like the Bay Area, single doses exceed 70%. Immunization rates are at least 20% lower in counties in Central California.

Kings County has the lowest percentage of people who have been vaccinated at least once with the COVID-19 vaccine. The county has about 41% of the population that took the first shot.

Related: Rural areas of Fresno County with low COVID-19 vaccination rates

Madera, Turea, Merced and Mariposa are all partially inoculated in about 49% of the population.

Fresno County, on the other hand, has the highest proportion in the valley, at 56%.

However, these percentages are still low compared to the state average of 70%.

See the map below Track how each county in California is deploying vaccines..

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