In the past week, the state has recorded an average of 2,109 new cases and 68.6 new deaths per day, according to a count of Los Angeles Times. By comparison, New York is going downhill and is starting to report about 1,200 new cases a day, and on Tuesday, three consecutive days have resulted in fewer than 100 deaths.
California was one of the first states to impose a strict home stay order. Although the infection rate there is lower than that of other states with major metropolitan areas, the average daily number of the state continues to climb.
According to the Times, about 50% of the new cases reported are in the Los Angeles area.
The increase in the number of new cases comes as the state reduces restrictions after being blocked since March 20. Like New York, California only allows counties that have reached a certain threshold to reopen, excluding the largest cities in the state.
State public health officials said on Monday that places of worship could reopen across the state under certain restrictions which officials said would be reassessed next month.
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