Twenty-two more people in Napa County have tested positive for the coronavirus, the county health department announced in its daily COVID-19 update Wednesday afternoon.
Six people were being hospitalized locally for treatment of COVID-19, according to the posting at the Napa County Health and Human Services agency’s informational page. Fifteen percent of local intensive-care beds were available.
Napa County appears on track to remain in the federal government’s orange tier for having a “substantial” rate of viral spread, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – more than 50 new positive cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Fifteen people tested positive Tuesday, along with 39 others during the Saturday-to-Monday weekend.
The county briefly moved to the CDC's yellow tier for "moderate" COVID-19 transmission on Monday, only to return to the orange level a day later. Napa and seven other Bay Area counties have said they would relax mask-wearing mandates in indoor public spaces only if virus cases stay at the yellow tier for at least three weeks, maintain a low hospitalization rate, and vaccinate at least 80% of their total population.
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Earlier, Napa county health officials announced 29 more COVID-19 positive tests that had been conducted Oct. 25 and Nov. 3, but whose reports had been delayed. The county previously reported 89 infections for the week of Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, and 72 the previous week.
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