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California is the first state to have over 500,000 coronavirus cases   The Healthy You: Health and Fitness Polls

Started Aug-1 by MerlinsDad; 151 views.

From: MerlinsDad


news item  July 31


California passed a grim milestone on Friday, becoming the first state to report more than 500,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to a New York Times database.

In per capita terms, both the infections and deaths in California — the country’s most populous state, with 40 million residents — remain lower than in many other states, including Florida, where the concentration of cases is the worst in the nation. Three more states have reported more than 400,000 cases — Texas, Florida and New York — and no other had more than 200,000 as of Friday.

And though California has the third-highest number of coronavirus-related deaths, with slightly over 9,000, its total is significantly lower than that of New York, which has over 32,000. New Jersey has the country’s second-highest total, with more than 15,000. With numbers still arriving on Friday, California officials reported 209 new deaths for its single-day record, surpassing the previous high, 192, recorded on Wednesday.


From: kizmet1


I do not feel the NY governor had good advice in the beginning. Governor of CA was more cautious. However, he could not control the spring break maniacs any more than the governors of FL and AZ could.

From: MerlinsDad


This paragraph in the link I cited seems to imply that the underlying cause of the surge in coronavirus cases in California was premature reopening.

After a phased reopening that began in May, which some health officials warned was premature, the number of infections began to soar. Gov. Gavin Newsom has since made face masks mandatory, closed the state’s bars and banned indoor dining, rolled back reopening plans for most Californians and begun withholding federal relief funds from cities that refuse to enforce public health orders.  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/31/world/coronavirus-covid-19.html?campaign_id=60&emc=edit_na_20200731&instance_id=0&nl=breaking-news&ref=cta&regi_id=85883800&segment_id=34977&user_id=792b54e58091755fc36e32ed38715b43#link-4e17d805

As alarming as that big number sounds, California is actually number 15 in cases per 100,000 with 150.  Florida is number 1 with 317.   By comparison, Georgia is number 8 with 222.  Oregon is way down the list with 22.  Although 9,000+ deaths sound like a lot, California is 29th in deaths per 100,000 with 23.  By comparison, Georgia is 16th with 35 and Oregon is way down the list with 8 per 100,000.   Florida is 15th with 33 and 3rd with number of cases per 100,000 with 2235. 

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From: MerlinsDad


News item  August 1


California's Department of Public Health reported 219 Covid-19-related deaths, the most reported in a single day in the state.

The state previously reported a high of 197 deaths in one day on Tuesday, according to numbers released by the department.

A total of 9,224 people have died in California from complications due to Covid-19, based on numbers released by the department. 

Note: Reporting from the department may include cases and deaths that occurred outside the most recent 24-hour period due to the possibility of reporting delays. These numbers were released by the California’s Department of Public Health and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.

As of 5:34 p.m. August 1, Johns Hopkins University Covid Tracking Project is reporting 9233 deaths in California. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

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From: Showtalk


The timeline follows the protests. There was first a spike in cases, followed by a spike in the death rate.