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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.

The COVID-19 transmission rate remained high in Kern County and most of the state last week, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as infections from omicron variants pushed case numbers higher.  

The CDC uses three 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.