The end-of-day totals from California public health websites for Tuesday, Feb. 16, registered 8,855 people needing hospital care, a 61.3% drop since the Jan. 1 high of 22,853.
There were 240 fewer hospitalizations on Tuesday than there were the previous da.
Reports for Tuesday, indicated a 75.9% drop in the 14-day total of 10,208 new cases from a Jan. 1 high of 42,268. And the 14-day average of 401.9 new deaths represents a 26% decline since its Feb. 1 high of 543.1.
California communities reported 11,236 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,478,579.
There were 388 new deaths reported Tuesday, for a total of 47,507 people in California who have died from the virus.
Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, the World Health Organization, the California Department of Public Health, The Associated Press, reporting counties and news sources