California saw coronavirus cases spike more than 50% during the first week of November, making it the fastest-ever increase in the state as the U.S. experiences a dangerous third resurgence of the coronavirus.
From November 1 to November 7, the state saw a 51.3% increase in new Covid-19 cases, which is more than the 39.2% increase the state saw in mid-June.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the virus is spreading broadly throughout the state among every age group and demographic.
Because of the surge, 94% of the state’s population—including Ventura, Santa Clara and Alameda counties—will have to shut down bars, indoor dining, gyms and religious institutions again after moving backwards to the most restrictive tier in the state’s reopening