COVID: With savage August in rearview reflect, has California put most noticeably terrible of COVID-19 behind it?

A nurse takes a nasal swab from a patient at a Covid-19 drive-through testing site at the North Inland Live Well Escondido Center in Escondido, California, U.S., on Thursday, April 30, 2020. People on Medicare will no longer require a doctor’s order to get tested for Covid-19, the Trump administration said Thursday. Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg

California has authoritatively put its deadliest month from COVID-19 behind it. Presently, will it remain as such?

September carries with it a new record and a declining passing bend, implying that in the event that the numbers keep drifting toward this path, at that point truly, August will have been California’s deadliest month of the pandemic.

The 80 new fatalities revealed Monday, as per information arranged by the news organization, carried the month to month complete to 3,796, 21% more than July, which set the past precedent. Be that as it may, when the state set the past month to month point in July, the bend of passings was all the while going up, and cases had not yet started to decrease, either.

Presently, it seems the two measurements — just as hospitalizations — are on the decay.

The seven-day normal for passings fell Monday to around 108 every day, the first run through the state has arrived at the midpoint of less than 110 passings for each day from the infection since the week that finished July 26. About 25% less individuals kicked the bucket in the course of recent days than at its pinnacle, which came during the seven-day time frame that finished Aug. 6, when 1,016 Californians died from the infection.

Cases and hospitalizations have been cut by significantly more.

California has sliced its cases almost down the middle from their pinnacle. The 7,619 new cases Monday kept on bringing the day by day normal down to around 5,140 every day, the most reduced it has been since June 27. There were around 36,000 cases revealed around the state in the course of recent days, contrasted with around 69,000 between July 6-12, a 47% decay. Just since the start of August, the state has cut its cases by 40%.

In the wake of falling under 4,000 on Saturday just because since June 22, hospitalizations likewise kept on diminishing Sunday, the latest day for which information was accessible, to 3,878 dynamic Covid patients — a 46% decay from their pinnacle July 21, when 7,170 Californians were hospitalized with COVID-19. The 1,223 patients requiring serious consideration units Sunday were additionally the least since the third seven day stretch of June and a 40% decrease from their July 21 pinnacle.

Los Angeles County is answerable for about 33% of the decrease in hospitalizations, or a total deficit of more than 1,100 patients in LA alone since the July 21 pinnacle. It has diminished its offer from about 40% of the statewide hospitalizations to about 27% now — near its 25% portion of California’s populace. The Bay Area, then, when compensated for 6% of statewide hospitalizations however now represents 16% — still littler than its 20% portion of the populace.

Despite August claiming the most lives across the state of any month of the pandemic, there were fewer deaths this month in Los Angeles than the month prior: 1,163 in August vs. 1,252 in July. The nation’s most populous county also dramatically decreased its case count, from a total of 84,952 in July to 53,287 in August.
However, the long and ongoing battle with COVID-19 in Los Angeles has resulted in a death toll larger than 41 states — 5,784 as of Monday — and more total cases than all but California, Texas, Florida, New York and Georgia.

In the Bay Area, there were more deaths and cases than any prior month of the pandemic. The 312 fatalities in the region were about 30% higher than in July — but still a rate three times lower than Los Angeles when accounting for population.

Despite the month-to-month decline statewide, the Bay Area added about 15% more cases in August (33,511) than in July (29,146).
Overall, there were about 50,000 fewer cases reported around California in August (211,269) than July (262,878) — a decline of about 20%. The Bay Area increased its share from about 11% to about 16%, while it decreased from about 32% in Los Angeles in July to about 25% in August.

On Saturday, California became the first state with 700,000 confirmed cases of the virus, and on Monday the death toll in the state went over 13,000 — a number only trumped by the 32,000 fatalities in New York and the 15,000 in New Jersey.

Nationwide, the death toll climbed to at least 183,000 with more than 6 million known cases as of Monday — both numbers larger than any other country in the world.

California’s COVID-19 progression, by the numbers*
Aug. 1-31: 3,796 deaths | 211,269 cases
July 1-31: 3,139 deaths | 262,878 cases
June 1-30: 1,945 deaths | 123,012 cases
May 1-31: 2,088 deaths | 62,877 cases
April 1-30: 1,917 deaths | 42,306 cases
Pre-April: 214 deaths | 9,846 cases
*cases and deaths reflect date they were reported
Source: Bay Area News Group tracking of county health department databases

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