SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California surpassed the grim mark of 40,000 coronavirus-related deaths over the course of the pandemic, meaning approximately 1 in every 1,000 residents has died from the virus.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the state has recorded 40,663 COVID-19 deaths as of 6 p.m. on Saturday. The state also reported over 3.3 million positive cases.READ MORE: San Andreas Hostage Situation: Deputy And Hostage Shot, Suspect Killed
Just this week, California public health officials lifted the statewide regional stay-at-home order impacting areas with less than 15% ICU capacity. The decision moved the entire state back to the state’s four-tier Blueprint For A Safer Economy.READ MORE: Police: Woodland Bank Break-In Suspect Tried To Get Into Vault
As of Jan. 26, 54 of the state’s 58 counties were in the purple tier, the most restrictive tier in the system, which impacts 99.9 % of California’s 40 million residents, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.
The only state with more coronavirus-related deaths is New York, with over 43,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins.MORE NEWS: DA's Office To Review Past Cases Related To Sacramento Police Officer Alexa Palubicki After Arrest For Alleged False Reports
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