Sacramento County records record-breaking number of new COVID cases

Sacramento County records record-breaking number of new COVID cases

New numbers from Sacramento County Public Health show the county added more than 1,100 COVID-19 new cases Tuesday, nearly doubling the previous report and setting another record in the county.

Tuesday’s numbers bring the total of confirmed COVID cases in the county since the pandemic began to nearly 39,000. According to the county’s COVID dashboard, an estimated 29,000 people have likely recovered.

Like much of the state, Sacramento County is in California’s most restrictive, purple COVID tier. The positivity rate is 9.4%, according to the California Department of Public Health.

Health officials are concerned about more spikes and an increase in hospitalizations due to Thanksgiving gatherings.

As of earlier this week, intensive care unit beds in the Greater Sacramento area were at 76% capacity, according to state health data. Based on current trends, that number is projected to be at 103% by Christmas Eve, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.

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