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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.

What a difference a week can make! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kern County and most of California dropped to a low ranking for COVID-19 transmission last week, with just 17 of the state’s 58 counties ranked medium and none 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.