The state of California has confirmed the highest number of coronavirus deaths in a single day since the epidemic broke out, 159 deaths between Thursday and Friday, two more than the previous record set on the previous balance sheet, according to the official website. by the state health authorities on the way to the new national epicenter of the disease.
To date, the state has confirmed a total of 435,334 cases and 8,186 deaths. This puts California, home to 39.5 million people, ahead of entire countries like South Africa, which are the hardest hit on the African continent.
Governor Gavin Newsom did not mention the number of deaths in his warning message to the population, but acknowledged the seriousness of the situation in the past few days.
“New cases: 9,718, 7-day average: 9,881, average positive rate 7.5 percent. Many numbers tell us one thing: we have to take it seriously. We can’t give in. All of us who act together must stop LET’S USE THE MASK “, he announced on his Twitter account.