CA hits grim milestone with over 15,000 deaths from COVID-19 amid a decline in new infections

By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

California's death toll from the coronavirus has now surpassed 15,000 amid a continuing decline in the rate of new infections.

That figure ranks as the fourth-highest among states in the U.S., although it's still less than half of the 33,000 virus deaths in New York. 

The number of confirmed cases in California stands at more than 785,000, but the infection rate in the last week was actually the lowest since March.

Find out where to get tested for COVID-19 in the city of Los Angeles and LA County.

Same-day appointments are still available at testing sites across LA County.

The U.S. surpassed 200,000 deaths a little more than six months after the pandemic began.

The nation topped 200,000 deaths on Saturday, according to NBC News.

Other counts, including Johns Hopkins University's, put the number just shy of 200,000 on Saturday.

It comes almost four months after the U.S. hit 100,000 deaths on May 27.

New York and New Jersey have seen the most COVID deaths respectively, followed by Texas, California and Florida.

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