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California reports record breaking Covid-19 numbers, people in Butte County react

California reported over 53,000 new cases, shattering the previous record by more than 15,000. Butte County reported seven new deaths of COVID-19, putting the total at 74. 10 more deaths than any other county in Northern California.

Posted: Dec 17, 2020 4:19 AM
Updated: Dec 17, 2020 8:12 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Over 1.6 million cases in total of COVID-19 throughout the state of California after adding more than 53,000.

The state also added 293 more COVID related deaths, pushing the total number of lives lost well over 21,000.

Some people continue to remain unafraid of COVID-19, while others feel the seven new deaths in one day, and a record setting number of cases in the state make them feel uneasy.

"Locally that alone is alarming for sure. I think anyone with any sort of empathy would be alarmed by that, it's scary," said a Butte County resident who wished to remain anonymous.

California saw the deadliest day for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Wednesday, the state reported 293 new deaths, breaking the record set Friday of 225. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state to over 21,000.

It wasn't the only grim milestone passed by the state. Over 53,000 new cases, the highest single-day total of COVID-19 cases, bringing the total throughout California to over one-point-six million

"I don't know, of course, it's alarming, any death is just sad," said the person who wished to remain anonymous.

A snapshot of the daily COVID-19 cases on Monday in Butte County does not show the newly hundreds of cases that were added after Public Health staff was able to overcome a backlog. The graph Wednesday shows the spike is bigger than the county has ever seen before.

Almost 900 new cases of the virus reported in Butte County in just one week. The week between December 8th through the 14th.

Some people Action News Now spoke with feel numbers like these are coming out now because people in the county have become too comfortable.

"I'm not gonna lie to some degree some of us become numb to it," the anonymous person said. "It's so much information, it's just all hard, it's not easy for sure."

ICU capacity in the Greater Sacramento Region which Butte County is a part of decreased from 14.8% To 14.1%.

Even if ICU capacity increases past the 15% threshold, the region remains in the stay-at-home order until January 1, 2021.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3563578

Reported Deaths: 51953
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119089421328
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2862912816
Orange2610223904
San Diego2596413271
Santa Clara1104221777
Kern102627826
Fresno952021443
Sacramento931801472
Alameda804961241
Ventura77534844
San Joaquin665691101
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus56024946
Tulare47784758
Monterey42138328
San Mateo38922515
San Francisco34213410
Santa Barbara31763409
Solano30024164
Merced28915397
Sonoma28063298
Imperial26888591
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15436209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12816185
Shasta10972174
Butte10941160
El Dorado9095100
Napa901469
Sutter884597
San Benito575959
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Nevada395274
Tuolumne394659
Mendocino379643
Amador345741
Humboldt318033
Lake315341
Glenn222023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128737
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
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Alpine810
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