California Guv Gavin Newsom started his Thursday press conference discussing the state’s efforts to alleviate wildfires, announcing the addition of 12 Blackhawk helicopters to the state’s fleet as wildfire season starts to peak. He then transitioned to addressing a more immediate blaze.
Newsom revealed a record number of day-to-day deaths in the state from COVID-19, with 149 lives lost over the past 24 hours. That’s up about 23 percent from the previous high of 115 deaths. That grim mark was reported on April 22, throughout the previous peak of the virus in California. The total number of lives lost in the state due to coronavirus is now 6,711
Newsom pointed out that one current tally of daily deaths was 6, and that postponed reporting can inflate or deflate day-to-day numbers. As a result, Newsom asked Californians to concentrate on the 7 day death rate, which is 73 lives lost every day. He said that number shows how ravaging the virus continues to be. It deserves keeping in mind that the previous high of 114 deaths occurred simply two days ago, on July 7.
California Coronavirus Update: Gov. Gavin Newsom Reports New COVID-19 Case Numbers That Shatter Daily Record by 64%
The state’s biggest county verified 50 brand-new deaths on Thursday. That number of brand-new deaths was much higher than the 7-day average of 24 deaths, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Newsom reported 7,031 new cases of coronavirus in the state on Thursday. The 7-day average of new cases is presently 8,043, a number that, three days back, would have been an all-time high.
You can view the guv’s news conference below.
The 14 and 7 day rolling test positivity rates are both at 7.3 percent, according to Newsom.
Simply one day before, the state reported a 7.1 percent positivity rate over 14 days. “That 7 percent can surge,” cautioned Newsom on Wednesday. “[It] can quickly become the 20- plus variety.”
Hospitalizations were up.4 percent and ICU admissions down.1 percent on Thursday. Those are tiny quantities however, again, Newsom stressed focusing on the 14- day average for both of those metrics.
The guv stated on Tuesday that hospitalizations had increased 44 percent over a two-week duration.
Similarly, the 14- day ICU admission average was up 34 percent on Tuesday, with 15 percent of those beds occupied by coronavirus patients.
On Wednesday, Newsom revealed a staggering number of brand-new coronavirus cases in the state. Over the previous 24 hours, California had actually seen 11,694 new cases, which included a backlog of cases from Los Angeles County.
Checking backlogs have actually surged the state’s daily new-case numbers before, however Wednesday’s number so far surpassed the state’s previous all-time high of 7,149 reported on June 24 that it can not be neglected.
For a more measured concept of where the state is, the seven-day average of day-to-day cases supplies some point of view. California balanced 8,116 brand-new cases in the 7-day period that ended on Wednesday. That day-to-day average, in itself, surpassed the previous single-day brand-new cases record.
After Newsom spoke on Thursday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health verified 1,777 brand-new cases of COVID-19, that’s down from 4,015 brand-new cases on Wednesday, which was L.A.’s highest number of new cases considering that the pandemic started. The high number of cases was due, in part, to a stockpile of about 2,000 test results received from one lab that had just submitted lab results from July 2-5.
There are 2,037 individuals presently hospitalized in L.A. County, 26 percent of whom are verified cases in the ICU. That stayed significantly higher than the 1,350 to 1,450 day-to-day hospitalizations seen four weeks earlier.
9 percent of all people checked in the county were positive. The everyday positivity rate– a composite of a 7-day rolling average– is 9.2 percent.
To date, there have actually been 124,738 favorable cases of COVID-19 identified in LA County and a total of 3,689 deaths.
On Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti started his coronavirus press conference with a caution.
Keeping In Mind that Los Angeles is currently seeing its highest level of hospitalizations considering that the pandemic started, Garcetti warned, “These [next two] weeks are definitely vital. Critical to whether our schools open, whether our economy flourishes.”
He advised citizens that “All options remain on the table. We will do whatever we need to.”
If things become worse, said Garcetti, “We ‘d likely go back to a mandated stay-at-home order,” in a couple of weeks.