Coronavirus tracker: California reported 346 new deaths, but a continued drop in hospitalizations as of Feb. 8

Hospitalizations across the state continue the decline, marking on Monday, Feb. 8, a 47.9% drop in the number of people needing hospital care from a Jan. 6 high of 22,853.

There were 181 fewer hospitalizations on Monday, than there were the previous day, lowering the total number of hospitalizations to 11,904, according to end-of-day totals from California public health websites.

California communities reported 16,415 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,410,992, according to California public health websites.

The 14-day average of 15,596 daily new cases is down 63.3% from the Jan. 1 high of 42,468.

There were 356 new deaths reported Monday, for a total of 44,483 people in California who have died from the virus.

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, the World Health Organization, the California Department of Public Health, The Associated Press, reporting counties and news sources

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