An update on the coronavirus in the United States and California

The coronavirus has gone through many phases in the past few months. While time continues to go on, California has seen new changes regarding how the virus continues to spread. As of September 25, 2020, there are a total of 800,167 cases in California alone with the amount of cases going up. Out of those 800,167 total cases, 405,992 cases have been recovered and 15,409 have been deaths. There are currently 378,766 active cases all throughout California. A number of people have been tested, 14,052,047 to be exact.

Looking deeper into our county, Los Angeles has 261,446 total cases; 6,366 deaths were caused by the virus. As the circumstances of the virus continue to change, new and updated regulations are put in place to protect us. While restaurants, stores, gyms and places of worship begin to reopen again, there are many requirements that must be met in order to get back in business. Most places are required to function outside and others, like banks, can be indoors, but with strict rules. The COVID-19 website for California,, has provided many different rules and regulations for each type of business to stay safe for both employees and customers.  

In the U.S., there have been 7,206,796 cases all together as of September 25, 2020. 4,667,547 cases have been closed. 4,459,624 patients have recovered and discharged. 207,923 lives have passed away. Cases are continuing to increase, making the U.S. the country with most overall cases. Around the world, Covid-19 is still making an impact as well. We have had 32,644,267 coronavirus cases from which 990,797 are dead cases and 24,075,825 are recovered. There are still 7,578,005 patients infected. 99% are in mild conditions while 1% are in serious or critical conditions. 

If you are skeptical or uncertain, there are many symptoms you can look for. A fever, headache, difficulty in breathing, loss of taste and smell, cough and nausea or vomiting are some things to be aware of if you have been exposed to the virus. These symptoms may not appear quickly but instead may appear from around two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. If you come down with these symptoms it is recommended to stay home and avoid any type of in person contact.

In order to protect yourself and others, continue to practice social distancing and washing your hands. Try to stay away from anyone who is sick or that has been in close contact to the coronavirus. Wear your mask over your nose and mouth, not on your chin or neck. Train yourself not to touch your face until you have washed yourself. Quarantine if you think you have come in close contact. Being tested can also be useful if you are planning to see others you have not seen in a while in order to ensure you are not spreading the virus anymore. As of now, the use of masks, washing hands and six feet distancing is still being put in place in California until further notice.