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Stanislaus County on state COVID-19 watch list

California is experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases with both the positivity and hospital rates increasing around the state.

Stanislaus County is one of a handful of counties in the state that the California Department of Public Health is monitoring closely because rates are rising.

“This is far from over. Increased testing will continue to detect more cases, but this only serves as evidence that COVID-19 is in our communities. As we move more, we are at greater risk. Continued increases in COVID-19 cases are expected and likewise, hospitalizations are starting to increase,” said Dr. Sonia Angell, State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health. “The safest place for all of us is at home, and when we go out for essential needs or services, we must wear face coverings and keep physical distance from others because that’s what helps us protect one another. Our ability to move forward as a state depends upon it.”

As of June 22, California has had 183,073 COVID-19 cases and 5,580 deaths.

According to the CDPH data, Stanislaus County is showing elevated disease transmission. The testing positivity rate over a seven-day period has averaged 10.2 percent and the case rate per 100,000 residents over the last 14 days was at 122.2. Both of those rates are above the state variance guidelines issued to be able to reopen a multitude of businesses.

Stanislaus County has a testing average of 131.3 per 100,000 residents over the past seven days.

As of Tuesday, there were 1,714 positive cases in Stanislaus County, with 426 presumed active cases and 1,250 recovered. There have been 75 new cases in the 24-hour period from Monday to Tuesday, with one death. The county has seen 37 total COVID-19 related deaths.

Modesto has the most recorded cases at 587, followed by Turlock at 256. Ceres has 232 positive cases.