Today, the Monterey County DPH reported the worst single-day case increase (by reporting day) yet: 123 new cases. The trend looks bad:
The cases were mostly in Salinas, who had 60% of them> South County had 26%, and Peninsula/Big Sur and North County each had 7%.
The doubling time is now down to 18.1 days:
The test positivity rate is rising, too. That indicates that the increase in confirmed cases is not just the result of more testing:
Statewide, we see the recent case spike continuing:
Deaths are holding steady:
And hospitalizations are climbing fast:
Here’s a comparison of Monterey County’s daily new cases to California as a whole, and the US. The curves are 7-day moving averages, and are normalized for population. Today’s data is not included in the national graph.
Monterey County is no longer exceptional.
Today’s national numbers: