California recorded its highest number of new cases Tuesday, exceeding 10,000 new cases in one day for the first time, according to The New York Times’ database.
New cases lag as an indication of the virus’ spread, and state officials noted that testing had expanded. On Tuesday, the state reported that 118,321 tests were conducted.
Still, the milestone was disheartening for Californians hoping that the surging case numbers might slow as many counties reinstated restrictions and the state ordered businesses to close.
On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the most marked rollback yet of reopening plans. And Tuesday, state public health officials unveiled new, stricter COVID-19 testing guidelines amid supply shortages and long waits for results.