Southern California dominates state with most new coronavirus cases, data shows


California’s trends in tracking the novel coronavirus showed familiar patterns over the weekend, with the majority of new cases coming from southern California, according to data from this news agency.Los Angeles County led the way again with 2,722 new positive results on Saturday for a total of 153,014 cases since the pandemic began earlier this year. Orange County has reported 702 new cases and San Diego County has reported 625 new positive results.

California counties reported 6,836 cases and 91 deaths on Saturday for a total of 378,778 cases and 7,690 deaths from COVID-19. While the number of new cases shows a dramatic drop from Friday’s data – 9,427 cases and 122 deaths were recorded that day – not all state counties, including Riverside County, update the numbers over the weekend.

Although population centers in southern California have been severely affected by COVID-19, the rest of the state is not immune to the epidemic. Thirty of the state’s 58 counties have been placed on the Department of Public Health’s watch list. These counties could face delays in reopening plans if their numbers do not decrease.

Los Angeles County also recorded the highest number of new deaths – 37, for a total of 4,084. Orange County recorded 25 new deaths while San Bernardino County reported 13 more deaths from the coronavirus .

The Bay Area recorded a total of 33,617 cases in its six counties and 633 deaths.

Santa Clara County led the region on Saturday with 156 new cases on Sunday, but no deaths. He has a total of 7,456 cases and 177 deaths with a seven-day average of 188.14 daily cases.

Alameda County added 127 new cases on Sunday. It also recorded one death on Saturday for a total of 9,237 cases and 162 deaths. Alameda’s seven-day daily average is nearly 198.

Contra Costa County has reported 68 new cases and two deaths for a total of 5,606 cases and 98 deaths. He has a seven-day average of 133.29 daily cases.


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