This week is starting good for California and its residents, as the state reports a decrease in new infections and coronavirus-related deaths.
The two-week positivity rate of California is down to 7% and it’s been steady entire July, while the seven-day positivity rate is 6.1%.
Governor Gavin Newsom announced the good news today, and also noted that the seven-day positivity rate is down by almost 21.2% compared to last week.
He also said, “It is not where it needs to be. It’s still too high. But again, it is good to see the number trending down.”
The Department of Health of California reported 32 deaths, adding to the total death rate of 9,388.
Saturday was the day with the highest increase in new infections, reporting 219 new COVID-19 cases.
According to Newsom, high numbers will keep increasing. He added, “we’re likely to see those numbers remain stubbornly high.”
Over the weekend, California reported 5,739 new coronavirus cases, reaching over half a million 514,901.
The decrease in numbers from Monday is good news, but authorities are expecting a new increase because of people who still refuse to wear a mask and practice social distancing.