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California saw a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases of 2,603 on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) reported that the state has conducted 100,000 tests over the course of three days.

The big picture: The number of daily tests is at half the capacity Newsom said he wants as California moves ahead with plans to reopen retail businesses, like clothing and bookstores, for curbside service on Friday. Some beaches are also reopening soon with proper public health precautions.

By the numbers: California has averaged about 30,000 coronavirus tests per day in May, causing positive confirmed cases to jump to 58,000. More than 800,000 people in total have been tested. California is building a cohort of 10,000 contact tracers to help track down and isolate more positive cases.

  • About 2,400 people have died from the virus, including 95 in the last 24 hours.
  • A new website — — will provide testing locations based on zip code, Newsom said.

Worth noting: Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday allowing employees in all sectors to become eligible for workers' compensation, stating that he is concerned sick people are not being honest with their employers in order to continue working.

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France reported more than 2,500 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours — the largest single-day number since May. French officials said the situation was "clearly worsening," per France 24.

By the numbers: Over 745,600 people have died of the novel coronavirus globally and over 20.4 million have tested positive, per Johns Hopkins. Almost 12.7 million have recovered from the virus.

Aug 11, 2020 - Health

Georgia reports 137 coronavirus deaths, setting new daily record

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp puts on a mask after speaking at a press conference. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

A record 137 people have died from the coronavirus in Georgia on Tuesday, surpassing the state's record from last week, according to the Georgia Health Department.

By the numbers: Georgia is one of several states in the South that saw spikes in daily deaths on Tuesday, including Florida which had a record 276 deaths. Alabama and Tennessee recorded their second-highest daily death tolls at 50 and 38, respectively.

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