California’s coronavirus case rate now the lowest in the continental U.S.


California’s coronavirus case rate is now the LOWEST in the continental U.S. after state was forced to close down four months ago when it became virus epicenter

  • The latest seven-day rate of new cases in California is now 40.3 per 100,000 people, significantly lower than the 135.3 nationwide rate 
  • Hawaii has the lowest over the same time period – 39.1 
  • Michigan has the highest seven-day case rate in the nation of 483 per 100,000 people 
  • Other top states include: New Jersey at a rate of 269.7; Delaware at 264.1; Pennsylvania at 248.5; and Minnesota at 238.4. 
  • States of comparable rates – Florida and Texas – have rates of 201.1 and 65.9 

California now has the lowest coronavirus case rate in the continental United States, after surviving a fall and winter surge that saw its cases skyrocket. 

The latest seven-day rate of new cases in California is now 40.3 per 100,000 people, significantly lower than the 135.3 nationwide rate, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

Hawaii has the lowest over the same time period – 39.1 – according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Michigan has the highest seven-day case rate in the nation of 483 per 100,000 people. 

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The number of confirmed deaths in California is seen in this chart

California now has the lowest coronavirus case rate in the continental United States, after surviving a fall and winter surge that saw its cases skyrocket

The latest seven-day rate of new cases in California is now 40.3 per 100,000 people, significantly lower than the 135.3 nationwide rate

The latest seven-day rate of new cases in California is now 40.3 per 100,000 people, significantly lower than the 135.3 nationwide rate

Other top states include: New Jersey at 269.7; Delaware at 264.1; Pennsylvania at 248.5; and Minnesota at 238.4.

States of comparable rates – Florida and Texas – have rates of 201.1 and 65.9. 

‘Cases and hospitalizations are increasing in some areas of the country, and cases among younger people who have not yet been vaccinated are also increasing,’ CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said earlier in the week.

‘Just like all of you, I want to get back to doing the things I love with family and friends who I haven’t been able to see over the past year. We all have a role in turning this tide and to trend our cases down.’

California has reported an average of 2,320 new cases per day over the last week. The rate is a 13 percent decrease from just two weeks ago, according to state data

California has reported an average of 2,320 new cases per day over the last week. The rate is a 13 percent decrease from just two weeks ago, according to state data

California has had among the lowest rates in the country for some time, with the state's rush to vaccinate as many people helping add to the trend, officials claim

California has had among the lowest rates in the country for some time, with the state’s rush to vaccinate as many people helping add to the trend, officials claim 

California has had among the lowest rates in the country for some time, with the state’s rush to vaccinate as many people helping add to the trend, officials claim.  

‘The work we’re doing together and the work you’re all doing is having an impact, and we’re all so hopeful that we can sustain this trend,’ Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said.

California has reported an average of 2,320 new cases per day over the last week. The rate is a 13 percent decrease from just two weeks ago, according to state data. 

There are more than 31,860,000 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S.

There are more than 31,860,000 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S.

Last winter, California’s average peaked at more than 40,000 new cases per day. 

The state has also seen other metrics trend in directions favorable for California.  

On Tuesday, 1,774 coronavirus-positive people were in hospitals across the state, with 437 in intensive care. The figure remains among the lowest in the state since last spring.

The state has recorded on average 81 COVID-19 deaths per day over the past week. At the height of the surge, California had 600 daily fatalities.  

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