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California passes New York for most coronavirus cases

California now has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., surpassing New York state, the former epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

With over 10,000 new cases on Tuesday, the Golden State’s total number of cases rose to 409,370, according to the Los Angeles Times’s COVID-19 database. New York state’s coronavirus tracker lists its total number of cases to be at 408,181.

Mark Ghaly, the state’s health and human services secretary, acknowledged the numbers during a press briefing.

“I don’t overread into the significance of that number,” Ghaly said. “I look at every day as an opportunity to do better and do more with our response to COVID-19.”

New York, once in dire straits with its battle against the pandemic, has successfully flattened its curve, reporting 855 new cases on Tuesday.
 
By the Times’s count, California has averaged 8,989 new cases daily over the past seven days with almost 93 deaths per day, on average. On Tuesday, 117 deaths were reported.
 
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) began to reopen parts of the state’s economy in early May, but by Memorial Day, cases had begun to rise again and have now fully spiked.
 
The governor has been forced to reimplement some of his original restrictions, closing all bars, indoor restaurants and movie theaters last week.
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