SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Health officials say coronavirus testing in Sacramento County is down.
In a release, county health officials said they’re only testing about a third of the number of people they were testing in December.READ MORE: Disguised On DoorDash? Several Chain Restaurants Marketing Food Under Different Names
So if fewer people are getting tested, is that a factor in the decrease in reported coronavirus cases? CBS13 asked county spokesperson Janna Haynes.
“I think it’s certainly a contributing factor, as far as if you’re testing less people, then you’re going to overall have less cases. But, what I think is important is that our test positivity rate is down as well which is only indicative of the people that are getting tested,” Haynes said.READ MORE: Turkey Shatters Window, Breaks Into Fair Oaks Dentist's Office During Patient Appointments
Health officials say without testing, they can’t know how or where the virus is spreading.
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There are 13 community-based free testing sites in the county. You can find more information on the county website.