Ca. counties with higher Vac rates have higher COVID counts

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – State workers and health care employees will now be required to show proof of vaccine or get tested for COVID at least once a week.

The governor announced the new guidance today and is urging private employers to “replicate the example.”

This comes as the highly contagious Delta variant is now dominant in the state and COVID rates have skyrocketed in the month since California officially reopened, including breakthrough cases among vaccinated Californians.

A new analysis finds several counties with above-average vaccination rates also have higher COVID case rates, while case rates are falling in counties with below-average vaccination rates.

Statewide data analyzed by the Bay Area News Group found five counties, Los Angeles, San Diego, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco, have both a higher percentage of people who are fully vaccinated than the state average and a higher average daily case rate.

Compare that to these five counties: Modoc, Glenn, Lassen, Del Norte, and San Benito, which have below-average vaccination rates and decreasing case rates.

3 responses to “Ca. counties with higher Vac rates have higher COVID counts

  1. “Cases, cases, cases.”
    What are the hospitalization and death rates?


  2. Andrew Pearce

    It’s not just CA or NJ. it’s most of the country.

    I’ve been all through the CDC map site and the CovidActNow one too. The only correlations to case rates are race and poverty. Everything else is literally all over the map. High vax / high cases, low vax / low cases, and everything in between. Some states are only testing patients to confirm it’s Covid, so their positive rates are over 50%.


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