As he urged Californians to get vaccinated, Governor Gavin Newsom said twice this week that the share of analyzed positive Covid cases caused by the more transmissive Delta variant would be north of 60% when new numbers were announced.
That’s up from about 53% in late July. The governor was underselling his point.A monthly report on positive tests sent for genomic sequencing — which IDs specific variants — revealed that fully 82.8% of the positive tests analyzed were due to the Delta Variant.
That’s a 53% rise in one month. And it’s up from Delta’s tiny 5.9% share of all variants in the state in May. See chart below.According to CDC director Dr.Read more on deadline.com