California Reports Record 11,694 New COVID Cases

Sacramento’s NBC News affiliate reports:

On Wednesday, President and CEO of the California Hospital Association Carmela Coyle offered a grim update from the medical community. “We’re preparing to surge,” said Coyle. And with good reason.

California Governor Gavin Newsom then announced a mind-boggling number of new coronavirus cases in the state. Over the previous 24 hours, California saw 11,694 new cases, which which includes a backlog of cases from Los Angeles County.

Testing backlogs have spiked the state’s daily new case numbers before, but the Wednesday number so far exceeds the state’s previous all-time high of 7,149 reported on June 24, that it cannot be ignored.