California breaks single-day record again 379 deaths, Butte County reacts

The state reported the highest single-day record of COVID-19 related deaths for the second day in a row, pushing the total of California deaths closer to 22,000.

Posted: Dec 18, 2020 2:43 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - One-thousand people have died from the Coronavirus in the last five days, in California, and nearly 106,000 of the state's new cases, come from just the past two days.

California reported 379 covid related deaths Thursday, the highest in a single-day, 86 more deaths than yesterday, the previous record of 293.

People here in Butte County shared how they feel about hearing such a high number.

"It's so sad, I know people that have had it, they're still suffering from their symptoms today. It's so sad," said Riley Hogue in reaction to hearing the news.

"That is just crazy and upsetting and it's just insane, that we're -- it's happening," said Brandy Wheeler.

379 COVID-19 related deaths are the highest number the state has seen on record, as the state total rushes towards 22,000 total deaths from the virus.

Some people were at a loss for words.

"Ugh, I mean bad. It's just not. It's --," said Melissa Friefeld and Kyle Handy, struggling to come up with words in their reaction.

"It's insane, that's a big number. That's too many people," said Wheeler.

Butte County said in the last week, cases have skyrocketed. 

"We currently have 844 individuals actively infectious and in isolation," said Director of Butte County Public Health, Danette York in a virtual news conference. "This is more than double the number we've had in isolation since the last press conference we held."

"Because people have been affected by it personally doesn't mean it's not affecting lots of people right now," said Hogue.

Even as a vaccine is slowly being rolled out, Public Health says.

"But we are still a-ways out from all who want the vaccine being able to receive it," said York.

"Would you guys take the vaccine? Yeah. Oh, I would take it. Yeah," said Friefeld and Handy.

Butte County Public Health said a vaccine roll-out plan for the general public is still in-progress.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3559311

Reported Deaths: 51794
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118923221241
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2860772783
Orange2607213982
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1102371777
Kern102627811
Fresno950151422
Sacramento929611464
Alameda802791241
Ventura77395834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55887946
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38872515
San Francisco34138398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano30024164
Merced28915395
Sonoma28004298
Imperial26855589
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15414209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12787185
Shasta10969174
Butte10922160
El Dorado9095100
Napa899869
Sutter884597
San Benito575259
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada394074
Mendocino379643
Amador344841
Humboldt318033
Lake314140
Glenn221923
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
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Alpine810
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