COVID-19 cases in California spike two weeks after Thanksgiving – KCRA Sacramento

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Two weeks after Thanksgiving holiday gatherings, California COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have risen significantly weeks before the next round of holiday gatherings.
“We’re concerned,” said Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency. “We’ve been In more frequent communication with our hospital systems throughout the state.”
The number of hospital admissions for confirmed COVID-19 patients are up 150% from a month ago, according to health department data published this week.
The test positivity rate as od Dec. 8 is 11.7% with the number of daily cases averaging 7,805 in California.
Health Department Guidance:
California health officials also posted a message to those with travel plans at a time a new round of holiday gatherings are approaching.
“Do not travel if you are sick or have tested positive for COVID-19,” read the guidance.
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