California registered 3,745 deaths in August, exceeding the latest peaks of 3,139 and 2,088 losses in July and May, respectively. Despite the high death toll, new infections slightly decreased, with 186,396 reported cases.
Despite the figures, Governor Gavin Newsom was optimistic about curbing the virus spreading and called Californians to maintain social distance and hand washing as the main precautionary measures.
As the U.S. reached six million cases, several northern states also suffered a new cases peak in August, like Iowa, North and South Dakota, and Minnesota.
COVID testing center in Fullerton, Orange County, California. Nobody in line. It was this way at another site I passed last week. My sense is that the growth in COVID cases is very, very localized. pic.twitter.com/XxsuIvOq0T