• Matt Esnayra

California has the most Coronavirus cases in the nation

Updated: Jul 23, 2020

According to Johns Hopkins University, as of Wednesday afternoon California has surpassed New York with the most confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, with 409,000+ total positive results so far.

Here's the situation:

California was the first to order a statewide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In May, Governor Newsom lifted stay-at-home orders and ushered in a plan to reopen the economy in phases. However, in recent weeks coronavirus cases have surged, throwing Governor Newsom's reopening plans into a tailspin and forcing him to reimpose restrictions on businesses, schools, and embarking on a mask-wearing ad campaign.

  • California has recorded its highest number of new Covid-19 cases in a single day with 12,807. The previous day-record was Monday July 20th at 11,554, according to the L.A. Times.

  • Long Beach has surpassed 7,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 161 total deaths.

  • The Los Angeles Rams announced that the new SoFi Stadium would host games at limited or no capacity during the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, per Bleacher Report.

  • L.A. County Department of Public Health reported that 4,154 people have died from the coronavirus as of Tuesday, and 161,673 have tested positive.

  • L.A County Department of Public Health has stated that the coronavirus has killed 3,400+ people in the first six months of this year, making it on track to be the second leading cause of death in L.A. County.

  • Orange County has reported the second-highest number of cases among all California counties, with 30,976, per ABC 7 News.

Of note: California has not experienced the same level of fatalities as New York has.

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