The San Jose Mercury News reports:
It took more than nine months for California to record 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. It has taken less than six weeks to see 1 million more.
Once regarded as a model for stopping the spread of COVID-19, California on Wednesday passed 2 million recorded cases of the deadly illness, reaching the milestone as Christmas approaches in the midst of the darkest and most dangerous days of the pandemic.
Hundreds of people are dying from the virus in California each day. A crush of new patients is threatening to overwhelm hospitals.
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