COVID-19 Daily Update From The Contra Costa County Health Dept.

February 21, 2021 16:00 pm · 6 comments

Contra Costa County COVID-19 data as of Sunday Feb.21, 2021.

All information is from the Contra Costa County Health Dept.:

  • Total cases (since March) – 61,628
  • Recovered cases – 59,041
  • Deaths – 654
  • Total active confirmed cases – 1,933
  • Nursing home deaths – 296
  • 21 active outbreaks in nursing homes

Contra Costa County COVID-19 Hospital Data:

  • Patients currently hospitalized – 78
  • Occupied ICU beds –  133
  • Available ICU beds – 29

The State will move Contra Costa County to the “Red Tier” once the following three criteria have been met for two consecutive weeks:

  • Case Rate: Less than 7 new cases per 100,000 residents – (currently 14.5)
  • Positivity Rate: Less than 8% of tests countywide are positive – (currently 4.1%)
  • Equity Metric: Less than 8% of tests for residents of the lowest quartile of the Healthy Places Index census tracts are positive – (currently 6.2%)

K-6 School Reopening:

Contra Costa County is currently in the Purple Tier. Schools may not reopen for grades 7-12 while in the Purple Tier. K-6 school may reopen for in-person instruction in the Purple Tier if the adjusted case rate has been less than 25 per 100,000 population (currently 13.8) per day for at least 5 consecutive days (schools can now reopen) and the school has an approved COVID Safety Plan. Local school officials will decide whether and when to reopen once these criteria are met.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Parent February 21, 2021 at 7:16 PM

So what is the case rate ….

The 14.5 listed above or the 13.8 for school openings? Cause if we are under 14, the mighty Gabbin Newscum will allow kids to play sports. Wish there was some clarity/consistency in those numbers.


The Observer February 21, 2021 at 7:42 PM

The adjusted rate (13.8 as of Sunday’s report) is used for tier assignment . It would make sense to use that measure for other decision making as well.


Bob February 21, 2021 at 10:25 PM

The white curb is for loading and unloading of passengers only.

There is no stopping at the white curb.


Bill February 21, 2021 at 10:28 PM

Uh oh… numbers creeping up again…..


Strad February 22, 2021 at 12:48 PM

Maybe the Super Bowl effect.

Dave parent & teacher February 22, 2021 at 10:21 AM

If the unions and boards in MDUSD have there way it won’t matter what tier we are in, schools will never open !


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