California has recently reached a new record of Covid-19 infections as more than 11,800 new cases came forward on Monday, reported a Reuters tally of county data. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is adamant to reopen schools as it will help businesses return to normal.
If California were a country, it would be rank fifth in the world for total cases at nearly 400,000, behind the United States, Brazil, India and Russia.
This is the first time California has reported over 10,000 new infections since setting a record with 10,870 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 record of cases have already surpassed the highest daily tally reported by any European country during the height of the pandemic there.
The biggest outbreak of the State is in Los Angeles County, which has nearly 160,000 total cases on Monday. Hospitals are filling with Covid-19 patients and Los Angeles reports increased numbers of currently hospitalized corona virus patients for the second day in a row on Monday.
California is to be shutdown again as a way to combat the pandemic as per California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom.
In addition to closing bars, he ordered restaurants, movie theaters, zoos and museums to cease indoor operations. Gyms, churches and hair salons must close in the 30 hardest-hit counties.
State prisons are releasing up to 8,000 inmates early to reduce the risk of virus transmission after large outbreaks in several correctional facilities.
California is home to both tech companies in Silicon Valley, Hollywood movie studios and Walt Disney Co’s Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.
The entertainment company has suspended all its plans to reopen the California theme park for an unspecified time period but it did reopen Disney World in Florida on July 11.