Coronavirus tracker: California reported 3,495 new cases, 228 new deaths and 149 fewer hospitalizations Feb. 21

The end-of-day totals from California public health websites for Sunday, Feb. 21, reported 3,495 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases there have been in the state to 3,509,219.

The 14-day total of new cases, 8,188, is down 80.6% from the Jan. 1 high of 42,268.

There were 228 new deaths reported Sunday, for a total of 49,340 people in California who have died from the virus.

There were 7,165 people needing hospital care, a 68.7% drop since the Jan. 1 high of 22,853.

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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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