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US California breaks daily record with more than 8,000 new COVID-19 cases

02:50  01 july  2020
02:50  01 july  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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[NFA] California and Texas both marked record spikes in new COVID - 19 infections on Monday, a Reuters tally showed, as Los Angeles reported an "alarming" one-day surge that put it over 100, 000 More From Reuters. NOW PLAYING: other. California sees record jump in COVID - 19 cases .

[NFA] California and Texas both marked record spikes in new COVID - 19 infections on Monday, a Reuters tally showed, as Los Angeles reported an "alarming" one-day surge that put it over 100, 000 cases .

California recently broke its record for the highest number of COVID-19 cases counted in a single day after more than 8,100 new cases of the disease were reported in the state this past Monday.

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According to the Mercury News, the state on Monday recorded 8,184 cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The latest data from the California Department of Public Health shows over 222,900 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the state overall.

The newspaper reported the figure from this past Monday is a 25 percent increase from the daily totals recorded on any past Monday in the state, which is now reportedly seeing an average of 5,000-plus new cases daily.

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Track the spread of COVID - 19 cases in the Bay Area and California and get live updates with The San Francisco Chronicle's exclusive map, the only Last week, the average was more than 300 new cases per day even before the numbers from the outbreak at San Quentin state prison were added in.

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The rate at which coronavirus tests have been returning with positive results in the past week has also increased to 5.9 percent, which is reportedly 1.3 percent higher than the rate recorded a couple of weeks back.

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the public health director for Los Angeles County, which reportedly saw about 3,000 new cases on Monday, told the paper that "alarming increases in cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations signals that we, as a community, need to take immediate action to slow the spread of COVID-19."

"Otherwise, we are quickly moving toward overwhelming our healthcare system and seeing even more devastating illness and death," she continued.

Amid a spike in cases reported in the state, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced over the weekend that his office will be ordering bars to close in seven counties, including Los Angeles County, and recommending bar closures in eight others.

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California has reported record new infections following its reopening as Los Angeles county of new coronavirus cases reported in a single day, with more than 8 , 000 – the third time in eight countries, states and cities that relaxed restrictions too soon could be flooded with new Covid - 19 cases , adding

Florida once again broke its single-day record of new coronavirus cases on Saturday morning. This time, the state saw 9,585 new COVID - 19 cases , according to new numbers from the Florida Department of Health (DOH).

"COVID-19 is still circulating in California, and in some parts of the state, growing stronger. That's why it is critical we take this step to limit the spread of the virus in the counties that are seeing the biggest increases," Newsom said on Sunday.

Newsom also said later on Tuesday that, later this week, his office will be making some announcements related to coronavirus restrictions after the state broke its record for daily cases the day before.

"Tomorrow we'll be making some additional announcements on efforts to use that dimmer switch that we've referred to, and begin to toggle back on our stay-at-home order and tighten things up," Newsom said Tuesday afternoon, according to KTLA5.

"The framework for us is this: if you're not going to stay home and you're not going to wear masks in public, we have to enforce, and we will," Newsom added.

California tells six additional counties to close indoor businesses, all bars .
California on Monday told six more counties to close indoor operations for many businesses and all bars as the state experiences a surge in COVID-19 cases. California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced during his press briefing that Colusa, Madera, Marin, Merced, Monterey and San Diego counties have been added to the list of those instructed to close bars and indoor operations for certain businesses.The state's list currently includes 23 counties ordered to close indoor operations of restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, zoos, museums and card rooms. California is made up of 58 counties in total.

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