State now leads the nation for lowest new coronavirus cases
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Good news for California - it's gone from the worst in the nation for daily new coronavirus cases, to first.
New data from Johns Hopkins University shows the state surpassed Hawaii Thursday for the lowest average number of cases per capital. This comes just months after California was declared the epicenter of the American pandemic.
At that time the state was seeing up to 40,000 new cases, and more than 500 deaths, a day. California now averages about 2,300 cases, and 68 deaths.
Michigan now leads the nation with the highest infection rate. About one in every 223 person there tested positive for coronavirus in the past week. That compares to one in every 2,416 in California.