More students and staff are testing positive for COVID-19 again due to a surge fueled by omicron subvariants.
Health experts say positive cases are underreported, but high vaccination rates have meant fewer hospitalizations and deaths.
Berkeley’s case rate is higher than it’s been at any point in the pandemic other than the omicron surge. Hospitalizations remain low.
As self-testing becomes more common, the Berkeley health officer said the data is a useful tool in monitoring COVID-19 in the general population.