California one month ago: 40,000 cases. 11.4% positivity rate.
California today: 5,692 cases. 3.5% positivity rate.
Also, in the past six weeks, the number of new coronavirus infections reported globally has dropped nearly by half, from about five million the first week of January to about 2.7 million last week. Worldwide, overall daily case tallies are the lowest they’ve been since October, according to the World Health Organization.
Why are COVID-19 cases dropping? Here’s what observers say could be playing a part:
• stronger public-health measures
• stricter adherence to the rules borne out of fear of faster-spreading variants
• the natural seasonality of coronaviruses