Coronavirus Updates: California reports over 49,000 new cases, 468 new deaths

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Coronavirus Updates: California reports over 49,000 new cases, 468 new deaths
Coronavirus Updates: California reports over 49,000 new cases, 468 new deaths

California’s coronavirus surge continues to worsen, according to new data released Sunday by the state’s Health Department.

The state recorded 49,685 new cases after administering a record 473,076 tests, the Health Department said. There were 468 new fatalities on Sunday, according to the Health Department.

All metrics were over 1% increases from the previous day, the health data showed. Since the start of the pandemic, California has 2,670,962 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29,701 deaths, the Health Department said.

As of Jan. 9, 734,405 coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered, according to the Health Department.

– UK records over 54K new cases, nearly 33K hospitalized

The United Kingdom saw another day of rising coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations, according to the British government.

The nation recorded 54,940 new cases Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,072,349, the health data showed. The seven-day average for new cases rose from 21,698 on Dec. 10 to 61,106 on Jan. 1, the British government said.

The U.K. saw 563 new COVID-19-related fatalities Sunday, according to the health data. The country has 81,431 total deaths since the start of the pandemic, the government said.

There are currently 32,294 people hospitalized in Britain. The seven-day average for new hospital admissions rose from 1,728 on Dec. 10 to 3,345 on Jan. 1, officials said.

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