Coronavirus disease deaths in the US state of California’s has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state.
California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation.
Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with the coronavirus disease has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks.
The 6,760 new confirmed infections reported Sunday are more than 85 percent below the mid-December peak of about 54,000 in one day. Total infections are approaching 3.45 million.-AP