California reports nearly 12,000 COVID cases, biggest increase since pandemic started
by Lisa Shumaker/Reuters
(Reuters) – California reported a record increase of more than 11,800 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally of county data, as the Trump administration pushes for schools to reopen to help businesses return to normal.
This is the first time California has reported over 10,000 new infections since setting a record with 10,861 cases on July 14.
Florida has reported over 10,000 new cases a day for the last six days in a row and Texas has reported over 10,000 cases for five out of the last seven days.
California’s daily increases have already surpassed the highest daily tally reported by any European country during the height of the pandemic there.
The biggest outbreak in the state is in Los Angeles County, which has nearly 160,000 total cases on Monday. Hospitals are filling with COVID patients and Los Angeles reported record numbers of currently hospitalized coronavirus patients for the second day in a row on Monday.
To combat the pandemic, California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom is shutting down California again.