California has reported 149 Covid-related deaths, the most recorded in a single day for the state since the pandemic began.
“The mortality rates are still front and center and should be in your consciousness,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said.
With more than 7,000 new confirmed cases, Newsom warned that single-day numbers don’t always show a clear picture of trend lines.
Using a seven-day average, the positivity rate in California stands at 7.1%, and the average case increase is just more than 8,000.
Hospitalizations climbed 4% in the past day, but are up 44% over the past two weeks, Newsom noted.
To note: These figures were released by Newsom in association with the Department of Public Health and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database, which is drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.