Californians are under the false belief, buttressed by the happy talk false political Make America Great Again narrative, that the Pandemic is winding down.
Here is a stark and sobering reminder for all those who want to return to work and party on down.
The Pandemic is nowhere near to being a historical footnote.
It’s here and now.
San Francisco Chronicle 6.17.2020
California reported a record number of new coronavirus cases Wednesday, eclipsing 4,000 new cases in a single day for the first time, according to county data compiled by The Chronicle.
County health departments reported 4,134 new cases as of Wednesday evening, with four counties still yet to report. The state’s previous single-day high was 3,683 cases last Friday.
The rise in new virus cases comes as many areas of the state ease social restrictions and reopen sectors of the economy. All but five counties – including four in the Bay Area – have received state approval to advance into Stage 3 of California’s reopening plan, where services like indoor dining, fitness centers and hotels can begin to reopen and gatherings can involve more people.
California eclipsed 3,000 new cases in a day for the first time on May 30. The state has reached that mark eight times in June, including six of the last seven days.
The nine Bay Area counties were reporting 283 new cases Wednesday with Sonoma County yet to update its total. The area recorded its highest single-day total of 309 new cases last Friday.