Latest coronavirus: California is first state to pass 500,000 infections

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California became the first state in the United States to surpass 500,000 coronavirus infections, capping a month in which confirmed cases rose by nearly two million nationwide.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the death toll in California has risen to 9,214, up 188 since late Thursday. Confirmed cases of infection stood at 500,556. The state’s test positivity rate fell slightly over the weekend, to 7.2 percent, according to the state’s health department. The first death of a teenager from Covid-19 was reported earlier …

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