California has reached a grim coronavirus milestone: 1 million confirmed COVID-19 instances.
“We have widespread circulation of the virus,” stated Dr. Arthur Reingold of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. “We have people still getting sick and being hospitalized and dying, and there’s no reason to think that’s going to stop in the coming months.”
Diana Molina is likely one of the a million contaminated, she was hospitalized with COVID-19 in the summertime.
“It started with a cough and I lost the taste and flavor,” stated Molina. “I was in the house for six weeks because it went to my lungs and I had it bad.”
As instances shortly improve within the state with a inhabitants of 40 million, well being officers are frightened that gatherings throughout the holidays will unfold infections additional.
“We’ve also had more than 18,000 deaths in California, which is the real statistic to pay attention to. Each one of those was largely preventable,” stated Epidemiologist Dr. George Rutherford.
California is the second state, behind Texas, to succeed in a million instances of COVID-19. The United States as an entire has surpassed 10 million infections.