California surpasses 400,000 coronavirus cases as state sets new record for infections

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One day after a record-breaking number of new coronavirus infections, California has surpassed 400,000 overall cases, data from the Los Angeles Times tracker show.

By comparison, the New York Health Department has reported more than 408,000 infections. But that state has reported more than 25,000 deaths, while California’s death toll is approaching 8,000.

The news comes after California again reported its highest number of coronavirus cases in a single day, with 11,554 cases recorded Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times’ tally of reports from the state’s 58 counties.

That number surpasses a record broken just one week ago, when 11,142 coronavirus cases were reported, according to The Times’ coronavirus tracker.

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