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COVID-19 cases continue to fluctuate in Imperial County


ICPHD report consistent increase and decrease in positivity rate cases - 13 On Your Side’s Vince Ybarra reports

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KECY, KYMA) - In the last three weeks, COVID-19 cases have seen numbers move up and down. Imperial County Public Health Department’s (ICPHD) most recent COVID-19 reports show positivity rates drop by 2%. 

ICPHD reported the ending week of September 28, positivity rates were at 9.1%. The following week showed a 2% increase with positivity rates at 11.1%. 

The department’s most recent report shows numbers have now dropped and the county is at 9.1% with COVID-19 positivity rates. ICPHD said this is due to schools being back in session. 

Janette Angulo, ICPHD Director, said in the last two weeks, close to 50 schools have reported positive cases. Angulo said ICPHD has worked closely with the schools in Imperial County. 

“School’s have been doing an amazing job with that. This includes public and private schools,” said Angulo. 

Angulo said, currently, there are six active outbreaks in schools. 

Friday on 13 On Your Side at 6 p.m, Vince Ybarra shares what parents in Imperial County are saying about mandates.

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Vince Ybarra

Vince Ybarra joined KYMA in June 2021 as our Imperial Valley reporter. He was born and raised in Sacramento, CA.

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