There’s new hope in California’s COVID crisis. The state is averaging about 57-hundred cases, down almost eight percent from last week. Even better, the latest data shows the rate of people testing positive is below ten-percent for the first time since November. Hospitalizations also appear to be dropping, with 500 fewer patients admitted than last month. But health officials caution the full impact of the newest omicron strain has yet to be seen.
In Sonoma County, Active cases have dropped below 1,000 in recent days, a first since December 5th.