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Slight decrease in local cases could bode well for COVID outlook

A COVID-19 testing site at San Diego State University. Jan. 15, 2021.
Alexander Nguyen
A COVID-19 testing site at San Diego State University. Jan. 15, 2021.

Although the spread of COVID-19 remains high, San Diego County has seen a slight reduction in reported cases over the past week.

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While the recent data does suggest a positive trend, it's still too early to tell whether or not case numbers will continue to trend downward.

Despite this, the recent decrease in case numbers does coincide with an anticipated slowing of cases that researchers had recently predicted.

KPBS Health Reporter Matt Hoffman joined Midday Edition on Tuesday with more.