California Gov. Gavin Newsom, speaking at a news conference today, told residents to “wake up” to the reality of “how deadly this disease continues to be.”
“What more evidence do you need?” Newsom said as he referred to the state’s seven-day average of deaths, which is 109.
“Please, let's wake up to that reality,” he added.
California has the highest number of coronavirus cases across the nation with 460,550 confirmed cases. The state reported a total of 8,445 deaths on Monday.