California overtook Germany, India and Britain in new COVID-19 cases

In California, the number of new cases of coronavirus infection has exceeded those in India, Germany or Britain, the state has become the new epicenter of the pandemic in the United States. The Washington Post reports.

Over the past week, California came out on top in the incidence of COVID-19 in the United States. On Wednesday, December 16, reported over 53,000 new cases of COVID-19.

At the same time, the number of hospital beds in the state is rapidly decreasing. In southern California, where Los Angeles and San Diego are located, only 0.5 percent of ICU vacancies remain. The authorities warn that a serious deterioration in health, requiring hospitalization, occurs only a week after the first symptoms, which means that the peak burden for the state health system is still ahead.

Earlier it was reported that refrigerators and bags for the bodies of the dead were prepared in California from complications caused by coronavirus. The governor of the state Gavin Newsom explained that the state is now going through perhaps the most intense stage since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. He added that the average number of daily deaths has quadrupled in a month.