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Health officer says Solano County could move to red tier as soon as next week

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Solano County could join a handful of other Bay Area counties outside the state’s most-restrictive coronavirus pandemic tier as early as next week, the county’s health officer said Tuesday.

Speaking to the county’s Board of Supervisors, Dr. Bela Matyas said the test positivity rate in the county’s census tracts that have been most affected by the pandemic have dipped low enough, as measured by the state’s California Healthy Places Index, for the county to be eligible to move into the red tier as soon as next Tuesday.

Solano County’s overall test positivity rate has dipped to 2.6 percent, according to state public health data, while the county is averaging nearly 8 new COVID-19 cases per day per 100,000 residents.

The county could also qualify for the red tier with a case rate below seven per 100,000 residents and an overall positivity rate below 8 percent.
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