For the past eight days, California has set COVID-19 death records in a single day.
This time, the state lifted the previous mark, reporting 193 deaths on Wednesday, 29 more than the previous record set the day before, according to data collected by the news organization. He also reported his third place in the number of new cases – 11,965, although the daily average remained constant – around 9,200 per day, where he had been for the past two weeks.
At the time, California had moved from an average of 91 deaths a day from the virus to 124 a day, where it was on Tuesday, higher than at any other point in the pandemic. For comparison, during the week ending July 4, there were 432 deaths around the state; in the last seven days there were twice as many ̵1; 870.
Most of those who passed the week came to the Central Valley, down in Los Angeles County, although Los Angeles contributed to a large share of cases on Tuesday (4,741) and deaths (90, a new record). Thirty-five percent of the state’s virus deaths last week came to Los Angeles (where about 25 percent of the state’s population is present) – a slight decrease from the first week of July – but the San Joaquin Valley rose to 16 percent of the total last week. , despite being about 10% of the population.
San Joaquin County reported its second day in a row with double-digit deaths (13 on Tuesday) – only once before this week – while San Bernardino County in the Inner Empire reported the highest number of deaths from the pandemic (24).
The Gulf area was also one of the deadliest days of the pandemic: 19 deaths were spread around nine counties. Each of Marin and Sonoma counties added seven new deaths, tied to the fifth Tuesday in the state, while in Santa Clara counties and one each in San Francisco, Costa Costa and Solano counties.
However, the region, which accounts for about 20% of California’s population, has accounted for 8% of the state’s deaths in the past week.
It was the second largest death from Gulf Stream in 19 days a year – on April 22, when 21 Gulf residents died from the disease – while 1,315 new cases in the region were the largest pandemic.
There were a staggering 410 new cases in Contra Costa, the most in any Bay district jurisdiction in a single day, followed by 253 in Santa Clara, 140 in Alameda, 132 in San Francisco and 108 in San Mateo. In total, there were an average of about 970 new cases in the region last week, which is less than a week ago, but 157% more than five weeks ago.
The virus is slow enough in the region for San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda, Napa and Sonoma to have all cases below the national threshold – about 7 cases per 100,000 per day (100 total cases per capita in 14 days) . However, each district in the Gulf area remains on the state monitoring list; it requires a constant reduction in the spread to get off this list and reopen for businesses.
According to the analysis of this information organization, last week in the region as a whole there were about 12.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per day, which is much lower than the national prevalence rate of about 23.2 per 100,000 (15th place in the country).
There were 16 counties in the state with a per capita rate of more than 25 that Harvard scientists classify as “red” or the highest risk of spread, including all eight counties in the San Joaquin Valley. The rate in these counties was 50 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per day – twice the minimum for Harvard’s worst destination.
This list has also expanded to include counties in the north like Glenn and Colusa, with per capita rates in the 1930s; to the central coast in the district of Monterey, where the rate is 25 per 100,000; and across the Sierra Nevada to Mono County, where 40.6 per 100,000 residents tested positive last week.
The United States continues to add about 65,000 new cases daily – about 20 per 100,000 per capita – as it has done for the past two weeks. On Wednesday, the total number of cases rose to 4.4 million, and the total number of deaths nationwide exceeded 150,000 – more than any other country – about 46 for every 100,000 Americans.