Latest facts on COVID-19 testing in Modesto area
Stanislaus County added 37 cases of the virus Wednesday, a day after its best performance on this measure since early June.
The county Health Services Agency also announced two more deaths to COVID-19, bringing the total to 379.
Stanislaus now has 16,804 positive tests, 91,605 negative tests and 16,230 people who are presumed recovered.
Wednesday’s positive rate of 6.83% followed 1.73% on Tuesday, the lowest since the 1.21% on June 1.
The rolling seven-day average was 7.66% on Wednesday, up from 7.39% the day before. The 14-day average was 5.63%, up from 5.45%. The positive rate since data collection began in March was 15.5%.
The county’s five hospitals had 38 confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, up from 35 on Tuesday. There were 10 available intensive-care beds for adults, up from nine the day before.
Of those who tested positive:
54% are female
7% are 14 years or younger
16% are ages 15 to 24
21% are 25 to 34,
18% are 35 to 44,
15% are 45 to 54
12% are 55 to 64
6% are 65 to 74
3% are 75 to 84,
2% are 85 or older.
Though they make up 47 percent of the population, Latinos represented 64 percent of the positive cases.
Modesto has 6,255 positive cases
Turlock has 2,253
Ceres has 2,098
Riverbank has 844
Patterson has 821
Oakdale has 388
Newman has 340
Waterford has 258
Hughson has 157
Supervisorial District 5 has 1,059
District 3 has 947
District 2 has 742
District 1 has 362
District 4 has 119
In other nearby counties:
San Joaquin County has 473 COVID-19-related deaths among 20,779 cases.
Merced County has 149 deaths among 9,111 cases.
Tuolumne County has 234 cases and four deaths.
Mariposa County has 77 cases and two deaths.
As of Wednesday evening, there were 842,338 confirmed cases in California and 16,365 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. There were 7,551,257 U.S. cases and 211,844 deaths.
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