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San Joaquin County's COVID cases fall 7.8%; California cases fall 9.9%

The Stockton Record logo The Stockton Record 10/18/2021 Mike Stucka
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California reported 37,864 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, down 9.9% from the previous week . Then, 42,026 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 were reported.

California ranked 47th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 9.7% from the week before, with 593,153 cases reported. With 11.87% of the country's population, California had 6.38% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 12 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.

San Joaquin County reported 977 cases and 39 deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 1,060 cases and 23 deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 101,807 cases and 1,708 deaths.

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Calaveras County reported 56 cases and five deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 127 cases and three deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 3,817 cases and 80 deaths.

Across California, cases fell in 37 counties, with the best declines in Los Angeles County, with 5,962 cases from 7,790 a week earlier; in Riverside County, with 2,443 cases from 2,951; and in San Bernardino County, with 1,985 cases from 2,367.

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California ranked 10th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 73.3% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 65.9%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.

In the week ending Sunday, California reported administering another 802,139 vaccine doses, including 269,171 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 1,082,482 vaccine doses, including 361,150 first doses. In all, California reported it has administered 52,524,285 total doses.

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Within California, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Inyo County with 721 cases per 100,000 per week; Plumas County with 675; and Sierra County with 632. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.

Adding the most new cases overall were Los Angeles County, with 5,962 cases; San Diego County, with 3,595 cases; and Riverside County, with 2,443. Weekly case counts rose in 18 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in San Diego, Santa Barbara and Inyo counties.

In California, 622 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 738 people were were reported dead.

A total of 4,812,309 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 70,616 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 44,933,336 people have tested positive and 724,317 people have died.

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USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, Oct. 17.

Likely COVID-19 patients admitted in the state:

  • Last week: 5,524
  • The week before that: 5,447
  • Four weeks ago: 7,219

Likely COVID-19 patients admitted in the nation:

  • Last week: 80,739
  • The week before that: 84,704
  • Four weeks ago: 111,294

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at mstucka@gannett.com.

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