California Cuts its Coronavirus Cases by Half and Hospitalizations by a Quarter

California has now cut the cases of coronavirus and hospitalization. Of all the tests carried out in the…

California has now cut the cases of coronavirus and hospitalization. Of all the tests carried out in the state, only 7.5% have tested positive for coronavirus, for an average of almost 22,150 daily. Fewer Californians are being hospitalized than at any point since the third week of December; this indicates the two-week lag between coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

The cumulative death toll in California increased to over 39,000 on Thursday with another report of 591 fatalities around the state. Over 3,700 Californians have died in the past week. However, California’s other metrics are improving drastically.

California has reduced its active hospitalizations by a quarter with 16,251 COVID-positive patients hospitalized.  The last time there were fewer Californians hospitalized with COVID-19 was Dec. 17.

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About three weeks later, hospitalizations hit their apex, with just below 22,000 hospitalized at once on Jan. 6. When the first wave hit the state last summer, there never hospitalized 10,000 Californians at one time.

California has cut its average daily cases, with reductions around the state. The per-capita infection rate in the state which had climbed to the top of state-by-state leader boards, has reduced to about 56 daily cases per 100,000 residents, now less than 13 other states.

The Bay Area has continued to experience a lesser rate of cases and fatalities than California as a whole. 86 out of the 591 statewide fatalities on Thursday came in the Bay Area region, including three counties with double-digit death tolls. While Southern California accounted for 431 of the statewide fatalities on Thursday.

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