California broke the 1 million mark with a Covid-19 case on Thursday, becoming the second state to reach that threshold after Texas.
This country and the most populous state is experiencing the unfortunate milestone of a global pandemic surge. There are now more than 10 million confirmed cases in the United States.
significance: Data from Johns Hopkins University and other trackers predict that California will break the million mark on Thursday.
The state usually lags behind those who track it, saying that its total number of cases is 991,609, with nearly 7,000 newly confirmed cases in the last 24 hours recorded.
Although California accounts for many cases in the state, so far, compared with many other states, nearly 40 million states have managed to control the epidemic more effectively. On a per capita basis, the infection rate in California is still lower than most other states.
But state and county officials have been pointing out shocking trends recently. California health officials said the state’s positive rate (that is, the percentage of those who tested positive) has reached 3.9%, a significant increase from the 2.5% reported on October 15.
County recruitment: State health officials moved San Diego and Sacramento counties to the most restrictive purple counties this week, reducing the activity of nearly 5 million people. Due to the increase in cases and positive rates, the state’s four-tier reopening system forced many other counties to regress.
Since last week, Los Angeles County has been stubbornly in the purple class, with more than 2,000 new cases almost every day. The county has more exams than ever before, but the rate of positive exams is also rising there. The state’s largest county accounts for a quarter of California’s population, but about a third of its cases-330,450 since the pandemic began.
Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer (Barbara Ferrer) on Thursday discouraged residents from traveling during the upcoming holiday, but advised them to isolate for 14 days after returning. She also warned that if the county cannot control its spread, it may have to consider “other actions.”
Other counties are trying to control the epidemic through restraint. Alameda County, which is on the Orange Line, chose to suspend more business reopening on Thursday because county health officials said that as infections increase, they expect to face more state restrictions next week.
Marin County announced on Thursday that the county will also reduce the capacity of indoor dining, movie theaters and religious gathering places from 50% to 25%.
What’s next: Minister of Health and Human Services Mark Ghaly (Mark Ghaly) is scheduled to hold a press conference on Friday. He said that New York State is preparing other guidelines for people to follow during the upcoming holidays. Officials pointed out that gatherings with people other than immediate family members are the main source of new infections.