Coronavirus tracker: California reported 4,389 new cases, 278 new deaths as of March 2

The end-of-day totals from California public health websites for Tuesday, March 2, registered 4,389 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases there have been in the state to 3,553,920.

The 14-day total of new cases, 5,381, is down 87.3% from the Jan. 1 high of 42,268.

There were 278 new deaths reported Tuesday, for a total of 52,777 people in California who have died from the virus.

There were 5,110 hospitalizations of people with coronavirus-related infections reported on Tuesday. That’s a 77.6% drop since the Jan. 1 high of 22,853 people who needed hospital care.


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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