California estimates 25.5 million residents — 56% of the state — will get virus in next 8 weeks


Passengers put on experience masks to safeguard versus the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) right after arriving at the LAX airport in Los Angeles, California on March 5, 2020.

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California estimates that extra than 50 percent of the state — 25.5 million people — will get the new coronavirus about the next 8 months, according to a letter sent by Gov. Gavin Newsom to U.S. President Donald Trump.

“In the past 24 several hours, we had 126 new COVID-19 conditions, a 21 p.c enhance. In some pieces of our condition, our scenario fee is doubling each and every four times,” Newsom wrote in a letter dated Wednesday. Newsom asked Trump to dispatch the USNS Mercy Clinic Ship to the Port of Los Angeles as a result of Sept. 1 to aid with the influx of anticipated circumstances.  

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