Coronavirus tracker: California reported 2,901 new cases, 224 new deaths as of Feb. 28

The end-of-day totals from California public health websites for Sunday, Feb. 28, registered 2,901 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases there have been in the state to 3,544,572.

The 14-day total of new cases, 5,815, is down 86.2% from the Jan. 1 high of 42,268.

There were 224 new deaths reported Sunday, for a total of 52,203 people in California who have died from the virus.

Hospitalizations also continue to decline. There were 5,409 hospitalizations of people with coronavirus-related infections reported on Sunday. That’s a 76% 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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