California breaks new record for coronavirus infection, hospitalization

California breaks new record for coronavirus infection, hospitalization
Governor of Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday that 1,2807 new cases of coronavirus have been reported statewide during the past 24 hours - a record high - bringing California's total to 413,576.

"It is just another reminder ... of the extent of the impact that this virus is still having," he told a news conference.

The continuous increase in cases comes as hospitals associated with the coronavirus continue to reach or approach record levels in the country. According to the state's public health department, nearly 7,170 confirmed COVID-19 patients were registered nationwide as of Tuesday, with 2,058 in intensive care.

California also reported an exacerbation of the death toll. During the week period that ended on Monday, 674 deaths were reported in California, the highest weekly total to date. This record broke the record in the previous seven-day period, when 640 died; The week before that, it was 474.

Experts say hospital admissions and deaths are lagging indicators for coronavirus spread and can reflect exposure to the virus that occurred weeks ago.

Los Angeles County recorded 3,266 new infections today, pushing its cumulative total above 164,000.

Although it is true that younger groups, in general, are less likely to develop severe illness as a result of COVID-19, officials stress that this does not mean that they are immunized - or that they cannot transmit the disease to others who are more at risk.

“The tragedy of what we are seeing is that many of our young residents interact with each other and do not adhere to the recommended preventive measures, while our older population continues to experience the consequences of this increased prevalence with the worst health outcomes, including death,” said District Health Director Barbara Ferrer in statement.

People over 65 years old account for 11% of all cases but account for almost 75% of all deaths. Our behaviors, including wearing face caps and a commitment to physical exclusion - acts of kindness and simple care - can protect those we love. "

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