Union Tribune: Health officer says ingrained virus-fighting practices keeping (new cases of COVID-19) numbers lower than predicted


As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune on June 1, 2020: Another day with under 100 new coronavirus cases and a positive test rate under 3 percent begged a simple question Monday: Shouldn’t the daily numbers have started ticking up a bit by now, given all of the reopening that has gone on recently?

Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s director of public health, said during Monday’s briefing that she believes that the habits built during two months of staying at home — hand washing, face cover wearing, keeping six feet of separation from others — is allowing the overall downward case trend to continue even as reopening broadens. We know that not everyone is adhering to all of this, but a large proportion of the public is adhering to these strategies, and that’s what’s at least keeping our numbers from skyrocketing, and we just need to be vigilant in continuing to monitor as we now open,” Wooten said.

That’s an excerpt; read the entire report from the San Diego Union Tribune at https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/health/story/2020-06-01/covid

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