As the California Department of Public Health continues to correct state coronavirus data after glitching data that complicated COVID-19 reporting in early August, most of the state’s 58 counties are showing elevated virus transmission.
Case data per capita did not return to the state county watch list, often referred to as the “watch list”, but data available elsewhere on the State website on Thursday showed 46 counties over 100,000 residents of the requested case.
To avoid the list, counties must meet a number of criteria: a case rate of less than 100 cases per 100,000 population over the past 14 days, a positive test rate of less than 8% over the past seven days, less than 10 % increase in admission to COVID hospitals over the past three days, and have more than 20% ICU beds.
Countries must fail these criteria for three days in a row to be placed on the watch list, which has been frozen in 38 counties since the beginning of August when the data glitch became known.
On Thursday, 46 counties failed to meet the 100,000 threshold issues, 19 failed to meet the test positivity threshold, and 10 failed to meet the ICU availability threshold.
This watchlist identifies which types of businesses may be open and whether places of worship may hold services within persons in the midst of a pandemic closure. A county must be off the list for at least two weeks before allowing K-12 schools to reopen for instruction within persons without waiver.