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Forecast Finds California Will See Peak Coronavirus Cases In Less Than 4 Weeks


The coronavirus crisis will create peak demand on California’s health care resources on April 26, but the state will be likely able to meet the need for hospital beds, according to a state-by-state forecast from researchers at the University of Washington’s medical school.

The Golden State will see more than 4,300 deaths due to coronavirus, with fatalities continuing into August, the forecast found. The numbers are expected to peak with about 100 deaths per day in late April.

The state has been preparing for a surge that will require two-thirds increase in hospital system capacity, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. There are now 5,763 positive coronavirus cases in California 135 people have died, the state announced.

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