Omicron fuels highest COVID-19 number of infections in Tulare County since March 2020

Fueled by the omicron variant, Tulare County coronavirus infections are at the highest levels since the pandemic began in March 2020, according to weekly data released Wednesday by the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency.

Local health officials reported a weekly record of 7,270 new COVID-19 cases. The county's new case rate increased to 146.8 daily infections per 100,000 people, up from 58.2 daily infections per 100,000 people a week ago. Three weeks ago, the county's new...