Editor,

In the Sept. 17 letter to the editor, “San Mateo County has a serious COVID problem,” Irvin Dawid cites San Mateo County’s COVID-19 lab testing data dashboard, which shows a 5.7% test positivity rate based on Sept. 11 data to suggest that the county is doing poorly. The hospital portion of that dashboard suggests the opposite.

COVID patients have constituted an extremely small percent of the patient load, particularly those in ICUs.

Jack Hickey

Emerald Hills

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