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California falls back to 'substantial' level of COVID transmission | Update

According to the CDC, California fell back to "substantial" levels of transmission on Tuesday.
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A sign thanks visitors for wearing masks, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Santa Monica, Calif. Counties in California are waiting for guidance from the state after the federal government on Thursday said that fully vaccinated people can quit face coverings and social distancing in most situations. California's Department of Public Health did not immediately respond to questions about whether it would adopt new guidance announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

CALIFORNIA, USA — Update:

As of Tuesday afternoon, California and other states regressed on their COVID-19 transmission levels.

On Monday, California was the only state in the country to reach the "moderate" level for transmission. However, the next day the CDC's updated data showed that the Golden State fell back into the "substantial" level.

Original story:

California is the only state in the country to have reached a "moderate" level of COVID-19 transmission, according to CDC data.

The data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks the level of community transmission of all 50 states. The data itself is based on the number of cases in the last seven days per 100,000 population and the number of tests with a positive result.

In total, 44 states, jurisdictions and territories remain in the "high" level of transmission, eight were in the "substantial" level, three were in the "moderate" level and 2 were in the "low" level.

Locally, most of Northern California falls into the CDC's "high" level for transmission. Nearby, Solano, El Dorado, and Alpine counties have made it into the "substantial" level. The county map can be viewed below or on the CDC website HERE)

On the state level, California also has the lowest level of COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 for the past seven days, according to the CDC data. It was listed as .2 per 100,000.

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