Worldwide COVID-19 cases top 1,000,000 as states take different measures of precaution

Alyssa Chang , Staff Writer

As of April 6, there have been 1,315,776 coronavirus cases and 72,711 deaths worldwide. In the U.S. alone, there have been 350,013 confirmed cases and 10,327 deaths, making it the country with the most confirmed cases according to Worldometer. 

In Santa Clarita Valley, 122 cases have been confirmed, with 14 individuals hospitalized. KHTS reports that there are currently at least 102 confirmed cases reported in the city of Santa Clarita, five in Castaic, eight in the unincorporated areas of Canyon Country and seven in Stevenson Ranch.

As of Thursday, April 2, Henry Mayo Hospital has directed a total of 254 tests, with 199 returning negative and 41 positive. The California Department of Public Health is now recommending that the general public should use reusable, non-medical cloth face coverings when performing essential outdoor activities. 

In Maryland, five infants have tested positive for coronavirus, with the youngest being just one month old. Gov. Larry Hogan stated that “the reality is that this disease does not discriminate, and no one is immune.” 

Arkansas, along with eight other states, has not yet received a state-at-home order, although the state currently has at least 687 confirmed cases and 12 deaths, according to CNN.

Cats, make sure to use cloth face coverings when going outside and continue to practice social distancing.