California Reports 12,000+ New Cases Over 48 Hours

Sacramento’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a news conference Wednesday with the latest on California’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, California saw the highest jump in new COVID-19 cases in a day since the state starting tracking case numbers in mid-March.

The California Department of Public Health said 5,019 new lab-confirmed novel coronavirus cases were reported. Then on Tuesday, California saw 7,149 new cases, Newsom said. There were also a record number of tests conducted Tuesday: 96,000.

The Sacramento Bee reports:

A large family party in Northern California has left at least 12 people stricken with COVID-19, most with symptoms, Shasta County health officials report. A man in his 20s who attended the party several weeks ago later tested positive for the coronavirus.

County health officials advised 20 people who had been at the party to self-quarantine, but 12 have since come down with COVID-19, according to the publication. The Northern California county, which includes the city of Redding, has a population of about 180,000.