The death toll in California, a western US state, reached a record of 70000 people on Monday as California emerges from the new cases surge with the lowest rate of latest infections among all fifty states. At this time in 2020, infections in California commenced ticking up, and by early 2021 the state was in the pain of the worst pandemic spike and was the country’s epicenter for the lethal virus. Daily fatalities approached seven hundred.
The John Hopkins University data showed that California recorded 70132 fatalities by Monday noon. It is the most in the United States, exceeding Florida by nearly 13000 and Texas by three-thousand, though California’s per capita facility rate of 177 per 0.1M is well below the overall American rate of two-hundred and fourteen.
JUST IN: California surpasses 70,000 coronavirus deaths, most among U.S. states
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California’s health secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, said that there’s very little if anything ever to compare that to. So instead, he asked to take a ‘moment of silence and reflection’ on what that is meant for Californian people. He said families that have lost any of their family members, key breadwinners, residents who could not protect themselves.
Furthermore, Ghaly said he doesn’t anticipate the western US state to lockdown as it did in 2020 with business shuts, physical distancing requirements, and capacity limitations.
Fortunately, an infectious disease expert at the University of California, Dr. Monica Gandhi, noted that over seventy percent of Californians are now fully protected against COVID-19 and another eight percent partially immunized.
California Mandates Vaccines And Masks
As the highly contagious transformation of SARS-CoV-2 continues to spread across the US, California is increasing its inoculation efforts to curb the virus spread.
California has mandated the all state employees, healthcare workers, and school staffers be inoculated against COVID or undergo regular lab testing. Third doses are suggested for some people, too. Moreover, the state has suggested face-masks indoors for everyone, including anyone already immunized, based on the US CDC’s identification of zones with considerable community transmission.
Last week, California recorded 67 cases per 0.1M people; the country’s average is 195. And the state’s COVID positivity in the recent 7-days was 2.5%, while the US averaged 6.1%.
On Monday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor, told CNN that the federal administration is trying to convince Americans to get their jabs on their own, but some might need to be required.
On Tuesday, the coronavirus task force of Russia reported a record 973 COVID deaths in a single day as the rise in new cases continues. The task force also reported 28190 new daily cases, near to 29499 in Dec. 2020.
In France, officials released the latest study showing that vaccinated people are less likely to be hospitalized or to die, even in the presence of Delta.