Claims for compensation for COVID-19 in California fell nearly 99% in the past six months from the state's highest level of 43,109 coronavirus claims in December, the California Workers' Compensation Institute said in a bulletin published Thursday.
Monthly statements of COVID-19 compensation claims for workers fell to a minimum 16-month level in June, but late reporting of claims in the state applies, says CWCI.
Coronavirus workers comp claims for May and June amounted to 668 and 453, respectively, but are likely to tick off the reporting of additional claims from previous months.
In total, workers in California have compensated 147,758 COVID-19 workers from January 1
Agricultural workers most recently reported COVID-19 claim 2021 with 60.6% reporting within 14 days after alleged illness, with public safety / government workers reporting immediately to 68.2%, workers in administration and waste sector at 78.4% and teachers at 79.7%.
CWCI stated that the decline in COVID-19 claims reported within two weeks of the alleged acquisition "may be early evidence of the long-term impact of COVID-19 claims or changes in the level of attorney involvement."