California Counties Hit Hardest by Covid: LA and San Diego at the Top

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A new report breaks down which California counties are being hit hardest by COVID-19. The website Stacker compiled a list of counties in the state with the highest COVID-19 infection rates per 100-thousand people, using last week’s data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. At the top of the list is Los Angeles County, with nearly 2,500 new cases per 100-thousand people. Coming in second is San Diego County with more than 2,100 new cases, and third is Kern County at about 1,700 new cases per 100-thousand people. Rounding out the top five are Orange County with 1,600 cases and Lassen County with 1,300. Of the 50 counties included in Stacker’s research, Humboldt County has the best case rate per 100-thousand people at just 412. Sonoma County ranked 14th on the list of 50 counties.

The full list can be found by clicking here.