California is showing improvement in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, citing a significantly lower number of confirmed new cases as the state begins to clear backlogged cases from a data failure.
The Democratic governor said he also was also encouraged by a downward trend in the state’s hospitalization rates which he said are down 21%, and ICU admissions, down 15 % over the last 14 days. The number of newly confirmed cases Wednesday, 5,433, was “another indication that we’re turning the corner on this pandemic,” he said.
The latest figures represent a significant drop from the record 12,807 new cases reported statewide during the spike in infections last month.