Coachella Valley cases rose 77% after Coachella Weekend 1
Coachella Valley cases rose 77% after Coachella Weekend 1

Coachella Valley cases rose 77% after Coachella Weekend 1

The nine Coachella Valley cities saw a slight increase in COVID-19 cases in the week ending Tuesday, as thousands of festival-goers from around the world gathered for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

The nine cities reported 193 new cases in the week ending Tuesday. This is an increase of 77% compared to the week before, when 109 cases were reported between 5 and 12 April.

The latest report from Palm Springs Sewage Treatment Plant shows that the omicron subvariant, BA.2, is spreading in the city. There was a detection rate of 75.1% and 87.3% of BA.2 in samples from 11 and 12 April, respectively. The average number of COVID-19 concentrations per liters of wastewater registered at the city’s sewage treatment plant also continues to rise slightly each week.

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