Health & Fitness

California now the only state that’s advanced out of CDC’s ‘high’ COVID transmission category

Kristen Sparrow • September 16, 2021

California no longer has “high” community levels of coronavirus transmission, according to data published Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an achievement a top state health official credited to broad vaccination uptake and public compliance with restrictions such as mask-wearing.

Update: California moved back into the “high” transmission level on Wednesday, but it continues to have the lowest seven-day case rate in the nation. For the latest analysis, see this article.

Community transmission levels by state as of Sept. 14, 2021.