California surpasses NY for most COVID-19 cases in US


California reported 12,807 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, setting a new record for daily infections and pulling the state past NY for most total confirmed cases in the United States, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Now, California has about 1,100 more COVID-19 cases than NY. There have been 166,475 confirmed cases of coronavirus in IL and 7,540 deaths.

California signed a $1-billion contract with the Chinese manufacturing company BYD in April to boost the state's supply of masks, and California will now spend an additional $315-mllion to buy 120 million more N-95 respirators and 300 million additional cloth masks. Its rate of confirmed infections of about 2,100 per 100,000 is twice California's rate. Newsome tweeted on Wednesday, Today, CA is reporting a record high number of cases: Single day #: 12,807 7-day average: 9,420 Total: 413,576 Yesterday's test #: 127,487 Total: 6,664,419 7-day positivity rate: 7.6% Those are a lot of numbers that tell us one thing: we MUST take this seriously.

"We're a state the size of 21 states combined", Newsom said Wednesday.

California initially succeeded in slowing the spread of the virus.

The sustained surge in cases comes as coronavirus-related hospitalizations have continued to hit or approach record-breaking levels in the state. But as the state reopened much of its economy including bars and restaurants throughout May and June, infection rates rose sharply in recent weeks.

The U.S. also has had consistent testing failures that experts say contribute to an undercount of the actual virus rate.

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This statement rings true in many states.

It is based on COVID-19 antibody tests performed on routine blood samples in 16,000 people in 10 USA regions. State health orders shut down all but essential businesses such as grocery stores.

But infections began to surge and a new round of business restrictions were imposed, including a ban on indoor dining in restaurants and bars.

New York, which experienced a high number of infections and deaths in the spring during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, had been the state with the highest number of cases.

President Donald Trump has said this week that the pandemic in the United States will probably get worse before it gets better.