Today’s daily coronavirus case count in California is down somewhat from Wednesday, with 5,349 new confirmed cases, according to data from California Department of Public Health.
While this number is down from the more than 7,000 cases reported Wednesday, it remains the second highest number of positive results collected in California in a single day.
The positivity rate continues to climb and is up to 5.6%, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in a press conference. Just Monday, the positivity rate was 4.8%.
Also setting records in California is the number of people tested. Newsom said more than 101,000 were tested Wednesday alone, bringing the state’s total to roughly 3.7 million people tested since the beginning of the pandemic.
Hospitalizations and those in intensive care are also at an all-time high.
More than 195,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus in California to date, and at least 5,733 have died from Covid-19.