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Gov. Newsom COVID-19 update: State and counties will progress together

Posted at 1:29 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 16:29:36-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Newsom today updated California on current numbers regarding his responce to COVID-19 and how well the state has been doing to flatten the curve.

As of March 12, $13.1 billion has been distributed in unemployment claims filed.

As of today, 4.5 million residents in the state have filed for unemployment assistance.

It is projected that unemployment will reach upwards of 20% thus increasing the amount of residents filing for unemployment assistance.

Last Friday the state of California distributed 11 million procedural masks with 5 million of those going towards the department of social services, 4.2 million to farm workers, 750,000 to grocers and food supply, 500,000 to the department of education and tens of thousands to transit agencies.

Unfortunately it was also announced that hospitalizations have increased by .9%, and there are currently 12,050 positive cases for COVID-19.

A bit of good news, the amount of lives lost in the last 24 hours has been 25, which is significantly lower than weeks before.