Calif. Passes 1 Million Covid Cases
November 12, 2020
California became the second state in the U.S. to top a million Covid cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The state reached the grim milestone a week after Texas reported a million cases.
Los Angeles County currently has 328,058 cases - the highest number of cases in California - followed by 73,541 cases in Riverside County, 71,847 in San Bernardino County, 63,460 in Orange County and 61,746 in San Diego County, per Johns Hopkins. California Gov.
Gavin Newsom issued the country’s first statewide stay-at-home order on March 19, which helped slowed the spread at first. However, cases have surged since then and on Tuesday, California imposed tougher restrictions on more counties, removing Sacramento, San Diego and Stanislaus counties from the state’s “widespread” reopening tier.
Meanwhile, San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the city would adjust its reopening due to “a significant and rapid increase in COVID-19 case rates in San Francisco, coupled with the current increase in cases and hospitalizations in California and across the United States.”