Coronavirus USA Updates: California’s infection rate continues to climb

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Coronavirus USA Updates: California's infection rate continues to climb
Coronavirus USA Updates: California's infection rate continues to climb

The COVID-19 infection rate in California continues to increase.

California has 78,839 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,261 deaths, according to the latest data from the state.

New cases went up 2,046 in a day, while deaths increased by 57. The previous day saw only 1,857 new cases.

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The state has been working to increase testing capacity, with more than 1.2 million tests conducted as of May 16 — up 56,117 from the day before.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom recently started to loosen restrictions on his stay-at-home order.

Fewer than half of California’s 58 counties — 23 — are currently in Stage 2 of a four-stage reopening plan. That stage allows for lower-risk workplaces and child care facilities to reopen.

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