Mon. Oct 2nd, 2023

The total number of COVID-19 cases and deaths continues to rise throughout California, but the pace has slowed.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, California has recorded a total of 54,865 coronavirus cases, with the latest numbers representing a 2.3 percent increase from the day before, data shows. The number of deaths statewide rose to 2,211 Sunday, a 1 percent increase from the day before.

However, the number of news cases reported on Sunday (1,254) showed a 47 percent drop from Wednesday, according to data compiled by this news organization. On Sunday, the state recorded 23 fatalities, a sharp drop from Friday, when 98 people lost their lives to COVID-19.

Bay Area increases have been slowing since mid April, and only 1 new death was recorded Sunday.

Stay up to date with the virus’ spread with our Bay Area county-by-county map and our California-wide map.


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Live updates:

Former President George W. Bush tweeted out a video on Saturday calling for an end to partisanship in the nation’s continued battle against the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump quickly tweeted out a rebuke, criticizing the Republican former president for not coming to Trump’s defense during the impeachment trial. — CNN, 7:52 a.m.

Nursing homes across the nation are lobbying states to give them shields against potential law suits stemming from COVID-19 deaths. More than 20,000 patients at care facilities have died, but the nursing and rehabilitation homes say they are not to blame, and will continue to press states to award them protections. — Associated Press, 5:52 a.m.

The number of planned layoffs in April were five times the number reported for March, a big indication that the Bay Area jobs market continues to stagger beneath the burden of coronavirus and the economic shut down. — George Avalos, 5:50 a.m.


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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