The Leading State For COVID-19
Written by Rika C on July 23, 2020
California Is Now The Leading State For COVID-19 Cases, Surpassing New York
As of Wednesday morning, data from Johns Hopkins University showed California has the most confirmed coronavirus infections of any state, surpassing New York. California had 415,763 total cases as of Wednesday, compared to 415,094 in New York, according to COVID-19 data compiled by NBC News. CA Governor Gavin Newsom also confirmed that update on Twitter, reporting a record of 12,807 new coronavirus cases. He said this total was “the highest in the nation.” Despite that, it was noted that New York’s coronavirus death toll far exceeds that of California. The coronavirus had killed more than 33,368 people in New York, while 7,892 had died in California, according to NBC News. President Donald Trump and federal health officials have pumped up efforts to encourage Americans to wear masks, with the president saying on Tuesday that masks will “have an effect”. However, he has said he would not support a national order on the issue and would leave it up to the states.