Stunning spread of BA.5 subvariant shows why this California COVID wave is different – Los Angeles Times

Coronavirus case rates have remained at persistently high levels statewide for months, infecting significant numbers of people and snarling business operations .Increasingly, more coronavirus-positive patients are being seen in the hospital.

Over the weeklong period ending Thursday, California reported an average of more than 15,500 new coronavirus cases per day. On a per capita basis, that’s about 278 cases a week for every 100,000 residents. That’s down about 12% compared with the previous week, but officials and experts say the apparent dip could partly be the result of data interruptions over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

 

Source: Stunning spread of BA.5 subvariant shows why this California COVID wave is different – Los Angeles Times