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US Passes 35M Total COVID-19 Cases, California Tops 4M

California's overall case count represents slightly more than 10 percent of the state's population

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The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has surpassed 35 million and California has become the first state to pass 4 million, according to an NBC News tally late Sunday.

Almost 616,800 people have died from the disease in the U.S., according to the calculations.

With schoolchildren returning to classrooms soon, many of them too young to be vaccinated, the pandemic is revitalizing. The most recent seven-day average of daily new cases, 66,606 for the week that ended Friday, jumped by 64 percent compared to the week before, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, up from 40,597.

California has recorded 42,897 new cases in the last few days, 3,628 of them on Sunday, according to NBC News' tally. That took the state's total above 4 million — slightly over 10 percent of the state's population.

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The Walt Disney Company issued a statement Friday announcing they are giving park employees 60 days to prove they have been fully vaccinated.
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