The number of coronavirus infections in California surpassed 90,000 on Friday, even as Gov. Gavin Newsom promised to reveal yet another set of guidelines early next week to slowly reopen the state.

At the same time, California counties reported a drop in new COVID-19 deaths.

Counties around the state recorded 68 new deaths from the virus Friday — the lowest count since last Monday. There were 2,278 new infections reported throughout the state — exceeding the state’s seven-day average of 1,965 new daily cases.

Continuing with his plan to gradually return Californians’ lives to normal, Newsom on Friday said by Monday he would reveal guidelines for churches to reopen. The governor has eased the state into “Phase 2” of reopening, and has allowed for retailers to begin offering curbside service to customers. Nearly four dozen counties have been authorized to move faster, and can open restaurant dining rooms.

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, California counties have reported a total of 90,601 COVID-19 cases and 3,667 deaths.

Southern California counties have been the most affected. Imperial County saw the highest number of infections per capita — 561 per 100,000 resident — followed by Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties.

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Source:: East Bay – Science

      

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