Sacramento County covid case numbers reach highest point in the pandemic

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The covid case numbers in Sacramento County has reached it’s highest point during the pandemic this past week

On December 30, there were 1871 total cases. That was the fourth consecutive daily record. In December 2020, the previous high was 1267. The weekly case rate jumped from 26 per 100,000 to 72 per 100,000, also a record high. The previous high was 63 just over a year ago in December 2020. On December 1, 2021, the case rate was 12.

Hospitalizations jumped from 165 to 263 in the county during the past week. During that same time, patients in ICU increased from 43 to 61.

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