California reported a record increase of more than 11,800 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to Reuters county data, as the Trump administration is urging schools to reopen to help businesses return to normal. If California were a country, it would be ranked fifth in the world in a total of almost 400,000 cases, behind the United States, Brazil, India , and Russia.
It is the first time California has registered more than 10,000 new infections since it documented 10,861 cases on July 14. Florida reported more than 10,000 new cases a day in the last six days in a row, and Texas reported more than 10,000 cases in five of the last seven days. California’s daily rise has already exceeded the highest daily rate recorded by any European country during the height of the pandemic.
In addition to closing bars, he ordered restaurants, film theaters, zoos and museums to cease indoor operations. Gyms, schools and beauty salons will be closed down in the 30 hardest-hit counties. State prisons release up to 8,000 inmates early to reduce the likelihood of virus spread following significant outbreaks in many correctional facilities. California is home to all Silicon Valley software giants, Hollywood movie studios and Walt Disney Co’s Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.