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California reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 28,205 new cases. That's down 24% from the previous week's tally of 37,102 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
California ranked 46th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States increased 15.5% from the week before, with 646,627 cases reported. With 11.87% of the country's population, California had 4.36% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 39 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
San Bernardino County reported 1,547 cases and 24 deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 2,548 cases and 60 deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 370,171 cases and 5,897 deaths.
Across California, cases fell in 51 counties, with the best declines in San Diego County, with 2,744 cases from 4,414 a week earlier; in Riverside County, with 1,414 cases from 2,552; and in San Bernardino County, with 1,547 cases from 2,548.
A breakdown of local data shows local areas have high or substantial rates of new COVID-19 infections, the highest levels in the county's metric maps.
Total Cases: 6,776
Outbreak Cases: 344
Community Cases: 6,432
Total Deaths: 86
Total Tests: 86,240
Total Cases: 13,174
Outbreak Cases: 191
Community Cases: 12,983
Total Deaths: 306
Total Tests: 151,989
Total Cases: 17,542
Outbreak Cases: 31
Community Cases: 17,511
Total Deaths: 249
Total Tests: 182,215
Total Cases: 540
Outbreak Cases: 3
Community Cases: 537
Total Deaths: 16
Total Tests: 6,246
Total Cases: 2,151
Outbreak Cases: 7
Community Cases: 2,144
Total Deaths: 40
Total Tests: 23,300
Total Cases: 26,994
Outbreak Cases: 1,159
Community Cases: 25,835
Total Deaths: 448
Total Tests: 292,525
California ranked 10th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 77.2% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 68.8%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Thursday, California reported administering another 1,691,499 vaccine doses, including 603,727 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 1,005,067 vaccine doses, including 295,109 first doses. In all, California reported it has administered 57,552,889 total doses.
Within California, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Mariposa County with 326 cases per 100,000 per week; Stanislaus County with 270; and Trinity County with 204. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Adding the most new cases overall were Los Angeles County, with 8,457 cases; San Diego County, with 2,744 cases; and Kern County, with 1,770. Weekly case counts rose in five counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in Stanislaus, Monterey and Mariposa counties.
In California, 620 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 586 people were reported dead.
A total of 5,037,933 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 73,731 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 47,730,591 people have tested positive and 771,118 people have died.
California's COVID-19 hospital admissions falling
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, Nov. 21.
Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:
Last week: 5,148
The week before that: 5,453
Four weeks ago: 5,729
Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:
Last week: 76,370
The week before that: 71,101
Four weeks ago: 72,732
Hospitals in 36 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 27 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 34 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the latest week than a week prior, the USA TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article originally appeared on Victorville Daily Press: San Bernardino County COVID cases increased by 1,547 this week