Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of new data from CWCI that found the COVID-19 workers’ comp claim count continued to grow in August, albeit at a much slower rate than in July.
The new data showed that as of September 21, the state had recorded 5,130 COVID-19 claims with August injury dates, bringing the total for the year to 41,861 claims, or 11.2% of all California job injury claims reported for accident year (AY) 2020 – including 224 death claims, up from 160 reported as of August 10. The latest claim count shows that the number of COVID-19 claims reported to the DWC doubled from May to June, then increased another 20% in July. August numbers however fell sharply. The data comes from the latest release of CWCI’s COVID-19 and Non-COVID-19 Interactive Claim Application.
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