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A map of the United States shows COVID-19 transmission rate by county. Green indicates low transmission rate; yellow indicates medium transmission rate and orange marks counties with high transmission rate.

Kern County remained at medium in rankings for COVID-19 transmission last week, along with most of the interior of the state while Central Coast and Eastern Sierra counties dropped to low and only Mariposa County was ranked high.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses transmission rankings to measure COVID-19 community levels by county throughout the United States. On a map, counties colored green are identified as having low transmission rates; yellow indicates medium transmission rates and counties colored orange have high transmission rates.