The state also reported an additional 6,542 cases on Friday, bringing its total to more than 500,000 – the first state to reach that number and the highest number of cases in the country.
The state with the second-highest number of cases is Florida with around 480,000 cases, followed by New York, which was at one point the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States in March and April.
California is among the number of states currently experiencing an increase in cases, including Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and several others.
California and Florida have a lower death rate than New York, which has seen its skyrocket as there were less effective ways of treating the virus and less was known about the transmission of the virus. virus. In addition, many Americans with the disease in expanding states are young, which can also have an effect on the death rate.
On its worst day, the Empire State reported more than 800 deaths, compared to 219 in California.
A teenager held at a juvenile detention center on Friday became the first juvenile to die in public health officials in Fresno County, California. ad, noting that the teenager had underlying health issues.
No other COVID-19-related deaths of anyone under the age of 18 have been confirmed by the state since the start of the pandemic.
The Madera Valley Children’s Hospital, where the teenager died, said in a statement that his death “reaffirms that children – and no age group – are immune from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic ”.
The United States confirmed more than 4.6 million cases of coronavirus and more than 154,000 deaths on Saturday evening, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.