California Reports Near-Record 11K New COVID Cases

Deadline reports:

Without fanfare — or one of Governor Gavin Newsom’s regular press conferences — California quietly posted the news that there were 11,126 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported on Wednesday.

That’s the second-highest total of new cases since the pandemic began, eclipsed only by the 11,694 new cases reported last Tuesday. But last week’s record was padded by numbers from delayed tests. There is little indication of any such delays being included in Wednesday’s number.

The new highs are more than five times the total of new cases reported one month ago, on June 15. That number was 2,108. On Monday California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all counties to close their restaurants, movie theaters, wineries, zoos and bars for indoor service. Bars were ordered to close entirely.