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California becomes first state to reach 5,000,000+ COVID cases

Deaths in the Golden State surpass 75,000

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - California on Tuesday became the first state in the nation to report more than 5 million cases of COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers the state a "high transmission" area.

More than 75,500 Californians have died from coronavirus since the state's first case was confirmed in January of 2020.

State health officials expect the numbers to climb even higher after a week of indoor holiday parties and family gatherings.

Here locally, Imperial County is already seeing an increase in cases.

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