California now has more than 409,000 confirmed cases of the virus, overtaking New York, the previous epicenter of the disease, which now has just over 408,000 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. New York still leads by far in deaths related to Covid-19.
Los Angeles County is the country’s most populous with 10 million residents. More than half of the county’s new cases came from people under age 41 and the county’s COVID-19 deaths was at 4,154 with positive cases topping 161,670, according to the Department of Public Health.
“The tragedy of what we are witnessing is that many of our younger residents are interacting with each other and not adhering to the recommended prevention measures, while our older residents continue to experience the results of this increased spread with the worst health outcomes, including death,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer.