Few communities are immune to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, it seems. That’s of little consolation to Mayor Christopher Cabaldon of West Sacramento, where infection rates have risen dramatically in the past two weeks.
“The situation is very problematic,” Cabaldon said Tuesday. “It’s no comfort that it’s the case across the region and across the state.”
A month ago, West Sacramento was seeing one new case a day. Some days the city recorded no new cases at all, according to data compiled by Yolo County’s Health and Human Services Agency. The record for one day was six, reported in early April.
In the past few days, however, daily infections have risen significantly. The city had either 10 or 11 new cases reported on four separate days last week.
Cabaldon said many of the new cases are originating in private family gatherings — a belief echoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom