There are 344 new COVID-19 cases (2/19-2/21). There have been 12,859 new tests performed. There are 154 people who are currently hospitalized and 29 in the ICU.
The current R-effective (average number of people each infected person will pass the virus onto and represents the rate at which COVID-19 is spreading) is .61 which means that spread of COVID-19 is likely decreasing; R-effective for CA is .69 right now.
There have been 12 additional deaths: 96 year old female, 47 year old male, 90 year old male, 49 year old male, 76 year old male, 73 year old female, 77 year old female, 70 year old male, 43 year old female, 67 year old male, 59 year old female, and a 85 year old male.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of those who have passed away.