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Uptick seen in Stanislaus County COVID-19 hospitalizations

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Latest facts on COVID-19 testing in Modesto area

The hospitalizations of people with confirmed coronavirus cases in Stanislaus County’s five hospitals grew by nine Sunday and reached 50 for the first time in six days, according to county data.

Though well off the high that reached in the 200s in the summer, it coincided with a small uptick in positivity rates seen in the first few days of October.

On Sunday, 34 of the 468 test results published by the county translated to a positivity rate of 7.26%.

The rolling seven-day average was, 8.23%, up from 7.83% the day before. The 14-day average was 6.5%, up from 6.49% on Saturday. The infection rate since data collection began in March was 15.7%.

The 34 new positive tests on Sunday brought the total caseload to 16,737. Another 90,185 people tested negative, and 16,144 are presumed recovered.

There were two more deaths reported Sunday, bringing the total since the first reported fatality in April to 372.

The county remains in the highest, or purple, tier in the state rating system that decides how much restaurants and other businesses can loosen its coronavirus restrictions. New rankings will be released by the state on Tuesday.

The 50 confirmed cases in local hospital beds were up from 41 on Saturday. There were 13 available intensive-care beds for adults, up from eight the day before.

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Of those who tested positive:

  • 54% are female
  • 46% male
  • 7% are 14 years or younger
  • 16% are ages 15 to 24
  • 21% are 25 to 34,
  • 18% are 35 to 44,
  • 15% are 45 to 54
  • 12% are 55 to 64
  • 6% are 65 to 74
  • 3% are 75 to 84,
  • 2% are 85 or older.
  • Though they make up 47 percent of the population, Latinos represented 64 percent of the positive cases.

Geographically:

  • Modesto has 6,174 positive cases
  • Turlock has 2,231
  • Ceres has 2,079
  • Riverbank has 836
  • Patterson has 812
  • Oakdale has 379
  • Newman has 338
  • Waterford has 255
  • Hughson has 151
  • Supervisorial District 5 has 1,051
  • District 3 has 941
  • District 2 has 738
  • District 1 has 359
  • District 4 has 115

In other nearby counties:

As of Monday morning, there were 832,973 confirmed cases in California and 16,151 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. There were 7,418,737 U.S. cases and 209,734 deaths.

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Editor Brian Clark has worked at The Modesto Bee since 1990. He’s worked in various departments, including sports, news and on the digital side for a decade before being promoted to editor in 2018. He’s a native of Berkeley and a graduate of San Diego State University. Prior to The Bee, Brian worked at the Turlock Journal and Las Vegas Review-Journal.