California smashes its daily coronavirus record with over 8,000 confirmed cases

California smashes its daily coronavirus record with over 8,000 confirmed cases


California recorded its highest daily coronavirus count for the third time in just over a week on Monday with 8,000 infections while also surpassing 6,000 deaths, officials said.

The uptick comes as the virus continues to make a resurgence after months of unprecedented orders to combat its spread. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that hospitalizations have increased 43 percent over a two-week period, as well as a 37 percent increase of patients admitted to intensive care units during the same time period.

The COVID-19 positivity rate increased to nearly 6 percent, he said.

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Other states and communities are also grappling with an increase in infections, prompting some to reimpose safety protocols.

Los Angeles County — the epicenter of the virus in the state — ordered all beaches closed for the July 4th weekend after an “alarming” spike in new COVID-19 cases. Texas officials ordered bars closed for a second time and Arizona has temporarily closed: bars, gyms, water parks, movie

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