The number of coronavirus infections in California reached 600,000 on Thursday, being the first state to hit a major milestone, according to data collected by The The New York Times.
The State of Golden also has the third highest death toll in the US with 10,800 deaths from COVID-19, after New York and New Jersey, which were hit hard by the disease early in the pandemic.
California was one of the states that saw a surge in cases in July, along with Texas, Florida and Arizona.
As the most populous state in the US, California̵7;s number of deaths and deaths per capita ranks lower than other states, at 20th place in terms of number of cases and 28th in number of deaths, according to data. by Times.
California recorded some of the earliest cases at the start of the pandemic, and the Gov government. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomBass on Harris ‘Senate filling:’ I’ll keep all my options open ‘Newsom says he has received several offers for Harris’ open Senate chair This is who may fill the Senate seat of Kamala Harris if she becomes the MORE VP (D) was the first governor to issue an order to stay at home, slowing the spread.
However, when the state reopened, the incidents soared and continued to break records for the highest gain in a day, prompting Newsom to then issue a masking order and close bars and restaurants. back home eating and drinking.
Now, California has a seven-day average of 8,903 new cases per day, less than in mid-July.
Newsom expressed optimism this week, pointing to a statistic that the number of coronavirus hospitalizations in California fell 19% over two weeks.
The news comes after the state had a hard time with its coronavirus reporting system in late July, leaving about 300,000 files removed from the state’s database, but officials ensured that the issue was resolved. Officials said there were statistically higher numbers this week due to a delay in reporting some cases.
The state’s leading public health expert abruptly quit his job last weekend after data malfunctioned.