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.