Shomporko Desk:-California on Wednesday surpassed New York, the first focal point of the U.S. novel coronavirus flare-up, as the most noticeably terrible hit state for cases.
All out cases in the most crowded U.S. state rose by 12,112 on Wednesday to a sum of more than 421,000, the biggest single-day increase since the pandemic began. California deaths likewise set a one-day record, ascending by 159.
New York has recorded by a wide margin the most deaths of any U.S. state at more than 32,000 with California in the fourth spot with more than 8,000 deaths.
If California were a country, it would rank fifth in the world for total coronavirus cases behind only the United States, Brazil, India and Russia. New York has more than 413,500 cases and has been adding on average 700 new ones a day in July. In California, there is an average of 8,300 new cases a day.
The rapid increase of cases has made it difficult to trace the pathogen’s path through the community through contact tracing, a process of interviewing people who test positive for the virus to find out how they were exposed, and whom they, in turn, might have exposed, California Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mark Ghaly said on Tuesday.
Since its crush of cases earlier in the year, New York state has managed to get the virus under control, reporting the fewest hospitalizations in four months on Monday and only two deaths on Tuesday.
Nearly 143,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 – nearly a quarter of the global total.
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News source: Reuters