California virus infections slow, but some counties see cases rise

Posted at 6:10 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 09:11:07-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's coronavirus infection rate has reached its lowest level since the early days of the pandemic while San Diego County, the state's second-largest, is seeing an uptick in cases that could shut down some recently reopened businesses.

The average number of reported daily cases in California has been falling for weeks.

But virus cases in San Diego County have been trending higher and are now above statewide averages and state health officials are trying to figure out why.

They said one factor might be a series of virus cases reported at San Diego State University.