California breaks single-day coronavirus death record, as fatalities rise 35 percent in a week | TheHill

California is now averaging 32,000 new coronavirus cases a day, the Times reports, and has so far recorded 21,500 deaths and nearly 1.65 million cases.

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations have also risen, with 14,283 patients statewide as of Monday. The record for hospitalizations has been broken for 17 days straight, the Times notes, more than doubling since Thanksgiving.

In November, Newsom ordered a one-month lockdown to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Newsom said early in November that stay-at-home orders may go into effect in some regions of the state where available units in intensive care units fall below 15 percent.

Source: California breaks single-day coronavirus death record, as fatalities rise 35 percent in a week | TheHill