Coronavirus tracker: California’s steady decline in cases and hospitalizations continues as of Feb. 9

The steady decline in hospitalizations continues, marking on Tuesday, Feb. 9, a 49.6% drop in the number of people needing hospital care from a Jan. 6 high of 22,853.

There were 388 fewer hospitalizations on Tuesday, than there were the previous day, lowering the total number of hospitalizations to 11,516, according to end-of-day totals from California public health websites.

California communities reported 10,913 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,421,905, according to California public health websites.

The 14-day average of 14,768 daily new cases is down 65.2% from the Jan. 1 high of 42,468.

There were 513 new deaths reported Tuesday, for a total of 44,996 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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