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What’s Happening in California?

What's Happening in California?

Ports reveal unprecedented surge in harmful emissions; officials blame COVID-19 logjam for delays

By Sarah Spikes, CNN

Updated 4:57 PM ET, Thu December 6, 2019

Here’s what to know about the coronavirus outbreak in 2020 and its impact on shipping:

What are the latest coronavirus case numbers?

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday announced the White House has now confirmed more than 21,000 people have contracted COVID-19, with more than 2,800 deaths.

The U.S. health department has projected about 15,000 cases in New York, New Jersey, and Washington state and about 4,000 deaths.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Twitter that he believes New York would “likely become the country’s first and largest coronavirus epicenter.”

President Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom, meanwhile, announced Monday they have established a working group to coordinate California’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, with a focus on social distancing and quarantine.

“All of California will be in the same fight against this virus,” Newsom said in a statement. “We will be united and determined. It’s time to rise to the occasion.”

What has happened in California?

California is officially the epicenter of the coronavirus. The state has the highest percentage of coronavirus cases in the country, with more than 70% of confirmed deaths in California having occurred there.

By Wednesday night, nearly 1,700 people with the virus have died in California, while more than 300,000 people have recovered. Another 1.25 million people have been under self-quarantine to stop the virus from spreading.

California has had more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 by Tuesday. That number is up from 1,034 on Monday and represents about 5% of the total cases.

As of Wednesday, there were more than 1,600 cases of CO

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