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California hits record COVID-19 deaths as new variant found

Los Angeles County surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus as California also hit a record high number of fatalities.

Posted: Dec 30, 2020 3:38 PM
Updated: Dec 31, 2020 9:34 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Los Angeles County surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus as California also hit a record high number of fatalities.

California has 2,218,142 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 24,958 deaths.

The number of COVID-related deaths increased by 1.8% from the prior day total of 24,526, as of Dec. 30, according to the state's dashboard.

The state also reported its first detected case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus, in a San Diego man.

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Los Angeles County Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer called the 10,056 deaths there a “terrible milestone.” Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state recorded an “unprecedented” high of 432 deaths Wednesday.

Hospitals, particularly in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley, are increasingly stretched by soaring infections that are expected to grow in the coming weeks.

In the North State, Butte County recorded six additional deaths on Wednesday.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3095814

Reported Deaths: 35549
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles104602114641
San Bernardino2587421561
Riverside2558082739
San Diego2197312222
Orange2178492546
Santa Clara959361158
Kern87240572
Fresno83591968
Sacramento816871128
Alameda69107842
Ventura63413462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43392773
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo33207309
San Francisco29665274
Solano26191108
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25380486
Merced24570316
Sonoma24262242
Kings19588148
Placer17584186
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13585151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10852138
Shasta9750123
Butte9582128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa773145
Lassen519916
San Benito504246
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323874
Mendocino319232
Amador303631
Lake264631
Humboldt245825
Glenn195520
Colusa17969
Calaveras163723
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
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Alpine730
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