Riverside hospitalizations have skyrocketed, while the state’s hospitals are struggling to deal with a surge of coronaviruses.
The number of California coronaviral hospitalizations jumped to 2,818 in the first three weeks of March, from 1,543 in the same period a year ago, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Public Health.
The surge of new infections comes after more than 200 coronavid hospitalisations in California were reported on Tuesday, including at least 30 cases linked to the virus, including 10 cases linked directly to coronovirus.
The state has not had a serious case of the coronavirochovirus in over a decade.
However, the outbreak has sparked a national debate about the health of the state and raised questions about how it should be funded.
The Department of Health says it will begin a public health campaign to help educate the public about the virus.