Coronavirus tracker: California reported 5,889 new cases, 1,114 new deaths and 244 fewer hospitalizations as of Feb. 24

The end-of-day totals from California public health websites for Wednesday, Feb. 24, registered 5,889 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases there have been in the state to 3,525,178.

The 14-day total of new cases, 6,772, is down 84% from the Jan. 1 high of 42,268.

There were 1,114 new deaths reported Wednesday, for a total of 50,990 people in California who have died from the virus.

Hospitalizations continue to decline, averaging a 1% drop daily. There were 6,520 hospitalizations of people with coronavirus-related infections reported on Wednesday. That’s a 71.5% drop since the Jan. 1 high of 22,853 people who needed hospital care.

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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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