California marked its the deadliest 24-hour reporting period since the state began tracking deaths from coronavirus, The Mercury News reported on 23 April.

The state reported 117 new deaths that are considered as the deadliest 24-hour reporting period since the state began tracking deaths. The death toll now rose to 1,433, while the number of confirmed cases climbed to 37,679.

The hardest-hit county in the Bay Area, Santa Clara, neared 100 deaths as it retroactively added to its count, including one as far back as Feb. 6, the first known fatality in the U.S.

While of four those deaths are from San Diego County, bringing the total of local casualties to 100, as 152 new local cases were reported. This is the largest single-day increase of confirmed coronavirus cases in the County. Total local cases now rose to 2,643.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said that the state had conducted 460,000 tests and had increased its capacity to 16,000 per day.

However, is still short of the goal he set which is 25,000 daily tests by the end of the month and an eventual capacity of 60,000 to 80,000, which he called one of the key metrics for reopening the state.

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