California Healthline daily edition

The Mercury News: Bay Area COVID Case Rates Are Once Again Lower Than California’s
After four months of having to claim the highest COVID rates in California, the Bay Area has dropped back to its familiar position through most of the pandemic — among the state’s lowest infection rates. Earlier this month, Los Angeles and San Diego both surpassed the nine-county Bay Area as the highly contagious BA.5 variant spread throughout the state. The switch comes as L.A. considers reinstating an indoor mask mandate, which some campuses in Southern California such as UC Irvine have already done. (Rowan, 7/22)