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Gov. Gavin Newsom gives update as COVID-19 numbers grow with hospitals swamped

Gov. Gavin Newsom will provide an update on the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorities have warned of a potential huge surge in cases due to travel and gatherings for the December holidays and New Year’s.

Posted: Jan 4, 2021 10:52 AM
Updated: Jan 4, 2021 1:00 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to provide further updates Monday on the situation facing California, where authorities have warned of a potential huge surge in cases due to travel and gatherings for the December holidays and New Year’s.

California’s coronavirus death toll has topped 26,500 and confirmed cases have neared 2.4 million since the pandemic began.

The state Department of Public Health says California's swamped hospitals held 20,690 COVID-19 patients, including more than 4,500 in intensive care units as of Sunday.

In hard-hit Los Angeles County, the total COVID-19 death toll reached 10,773 and confirmed cases topped 818,000. The county reports that more than 7,500 people are hospitalized, including 21% in ICUs.

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
Sierra820
Alpine730
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