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.