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Public Health: California surpasses 15,000 coronavirus related deaths

Over 15,000 Californians have died from the coronavirus, according to the California Department of Public Health's Monday update.

Posted: Sep 21, 2020 4:57 PM
Updated: Sep 22, 2020 7:19 AM

CALIFORNIA - Over 15,000 Californians have died due to the coronavirus, according to the California Department of Public Health's Monday update. The death toll in California stands at 15,018.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state is 781,694, which increased by 3,294 on Sunday. State public health officials said across California, the seven-day positivity rate is 2.8% and the 14-day positivity rate is 3.1%

“There have been 13,672,782 tests conducted in California," the CDPH said in its Monday report. "This represents an increase of 149,624 over the prior 24-hour reporting period.

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Across the U.S., there are over 6.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and 194,900 virus-related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

The CDPH warned as case numbers continue to rise in the state, the total number of individuals who will have serious outcomes will also increase.

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According to the data, Los Angeles County has seen the most COVID-19 deaths in the country with 6,353.

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