Last night, California reported a new record day in COVID-19 deaths, reaching 159.
The previous highest death rate in a single day in California was 157, and the total number of coronavirus deceased in the state is 8,186.
More than half of these cases occurred in Los Angeles County, and the numbers are still going up.
The number of newly infected cases last night was 9,718, which sums up to the total coronavirus cases 435,334 statewide.
The positivity rate in California over two weeks is 7,5%, and this is quite a pessimistic percentage.
Despite the horrible situation with the pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed that elementary schools will reopen for in-person classes with a waiver.
According to Newsom’s watch list, 34 out of 58 counties can reopen the elementary schools.
The reopening will require the school districts to work with the local departments that will need to offer in-person instruction.
California is providing the weaver because elementary school students are not considered as a threat to spread the virus, according to Newsom.
Schools can request for the waiver, but only after consulting community, parents, and labor organizations.