On Wednesday, it was announced that California now has more confirmed COVID-19 cases than New York, according to Governor Gavin Newsom.
Based on reports, New York had a total of 705 new cases Wednesday, which brought the number to 408,886 since the beginning of the global pandemic. California had the highest number of single-day infections with more than 12,800 cases, bringing the total to 413, 576 cases--the most confirmed in one state.
Governor Newsom stated in a press conference,
"We're a state the size of 21 states combined," said Newsom. "So it's not surprising now in some respects, as we began to reopen key sectors of our economy, people continue to mix and people continue to come in close contact with others that may have contracted this disease, that our numbers will start to go up in total."