State’s latest COVID-19 numbers are sobering

The California Department of Public Health Friday announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19, saying that California has 2,292,568 confirmed cases to date.

There were 47,189 newly recorded confirmed cases Thursday, although the department noted that the numbers do not represent true day-over-day change because the results include cases from before Thursday. The 7-day positivity rate is 12.6 percent and the 14-day positivity rate is 12.2 percent, according to the department.

There have been 33,058,311 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 202,829 over the prior 24-hour reporting period, the department reported.

The department said that as case numbers continue to rise in California, the total number of individuals who will have serious outcomes will also increase.

There have been 25,971 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. As of Friday, the CDC reported 19,663,976 cases in the United States, according to its website.

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