Health / Coronavirus / News

California becomes first state to top 3 million virus cases

Posted On: Mar 7, 2021   |   Posted By: WGN TV

California becomes first state to top 3 million virus cases

LOS ANGELES - California on Monday became the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections.
The grim milestone, as tallied by Johns Hopkins University, wasn't entirely unexpected in a state with 40 million residents but its speed was stunning. The state only reached 2 million reported cases on Dec. 24.
The first coronavirus case in California was confirmed last Jan. 25. It took 292 days to get to 1 million reported infections on Nov. 11 and 44 days to top 2 million.
California's caseload is also far ahead of other large states. Texas had more than 2 million and Florida topped 1.5 million.
The state has recorded more than 33,600 deaths related to COVID-19.
A caseload rise that began last fall has strained hospitals and especially intensive care units as a percentage of the infected - typically estimated to be around 12% by public health officials - become sick enough weeks later to need medical care.
On average, California has seen about 500 deaths and 40,000 new...

Continue reading ...

 






The last Posts from WGN TV



Army Chaplain's Remains Identified After 70 years

Army Chaplain's Remains Identified After 70 years

The remains of Emil Kapaun, the Catholic priest and Korean War prisoner of war, have been identified, the Pentagon said Friday. Kapaun was given the Medal of Honor posthumously... Read more ...

UFC 259 results: Askar Askarov dominates, bloodies Joseph Benavidez in...

UFC 259 results: Askar Askarov dominates, bloodies Joseph Benavidez in one-sided decision

Askar Askarov entered and exited UFC 259 without a loss on his resume. On the UFC 259 prelims Saturday, Askarov defeated former UFC flyweight title challenger Joseph Benavidez... Read more ...

UFC 259 live updates, results, highlights from Israel Adesanya vs. Jan...

UFC 259 live updates, results, highlights from Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz fight & full card

Four champions headline three world title fights at UFC 259. Sporting News will have live coverage of the card, including a main event that will see Israel Adesanya attempt to... Read more ...

Kansas State holds off Iowa State 61-56

Kansas State holds off Iowa State 61-56

K-State and Iowa State are the No. 9 and 10 seeds, respectively, into in next week's Big 12 tournament. Read more ...

President Biden says COVID-19 stimulus plan means $1,400 checks being sent...

President Biden says COVID-19 stimulus plan means $1,400 checks being sent this month

President Biden said Saturday that the plan means $1,400 checks to individuals would be sent out this month. Read more ...

Dosunmu's return powers No. 4 Illinois over No. 7 Ohio State

Dosunmu's return powers No. 4 Illinois over No. 7 Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ayo Dosunmu returned after missing three games with a concussion and facial injuries to score 19 points, and No. 4 Illinois rallied to beat No. 7 Ohio State 73-68. Read more ...

Carlo released from hospital; Wilson has hearing over hit

Carlo released from hospital; Wilson has hearing over hit

BOSTON - Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo was released from the hospital Saturday after spending the night following a head hit from Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson. Read more ...

Biden says Americans will start receiving their $1,400 stimulus checks 'this...

Biden says Americans will start receiving their $1,400 stimulus checks 'this month'

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden announced Saturday that Americans will start receiving their stimulus checks this month, after Senate Democrats passed his $1.9... Read more ...

As violence surges, some question Portland, Oregon, axing special police unit

As violence surges, some question Portland, Oregon, axing special police unit

Portland, Oregon, last year dissolved a special police unit designed to focus on gun violence during the national reckoning over racial injustice. Some say disbanding the unit... Read more ...

Yankees' Boone back on bench 3 days after pacemaker inserted

Yankees' Boone back on bench 3 days after pacemaker inserted

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone returned to the dugout Saturday, three days after surgery to have a pacemaker inserted. Read more ...