Monterey County California SARS-CoV-2 Update

In the last 14 days (August 23-September 5, 2020), 10,812 RT-PCR assays for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) were performed and 1,146 were positive for an average of 10.60% positive tests per day. We have had 6 deaths in 14 days or an average of 0.428 deaths per day. We have now had a total of 8,439 infections in our county; 14.3% of these infections have occurred in the last 14 days of the pandemic.  77 new patients were hospitalized in the last 14 days, bringing the total to 507; 15.18% of the total hospitalized patients have occurred in the last 14 days. To date 58 of the 507 patients have died (11.43%). We are not controlling the infection in Monterey County and our hospitalization rate is averaging 5.5 patients per day the last 14 days.  If we can get the number of infections down below 1 to 3% per day we might have a chance to control the pandemic in our county.