Wednesday's number of deaths is equivalent to a life lost every four minutes in a 24-hour span.
The state reported another 52,281 new cases of the virus yesterday, just 1,400 cases less than what California saw the day prior. Officials noted that Thursday's total case count is slightly higher than normal as it includes some cases from the previous day.
RELATED: Coronavirus California: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under stay-at-home order, reopening tiers
With more than 100,000 new cases in two days in California, the Bay Area will soon be under the state's stay-at-home order as available ICU capacity at hospitals continues to drop.
Four Bay Area counties were not under the regional stay-at-home order implemented earlier this month, but because of the drop in ICU beds, the order now applies to all counties in the region.
In San Mateo, Napa, Solano and Santa Cruz counties, residents can expect to find outdoor dining closed beginning tonight at 11:59 p.m., along with personal care services, like nail and hair salons.
These closures were already in effect across other Bay Area counties because of the regional order.
RELATED: COVID-19 likely leading cause of death in US, preliminary stats show: Researchers
In Los Angeles County, about two people are dying every hour on average from the virus, something the public health officer is calling an "explosive and very deadly surge."
The Pfizer coronavirus vaccine is being administered to primarily health care workers in the state.
Thursday morning, the first doses were administered in Santa Clara County.
The state is supposed to receive an additional 393,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine next week, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
For a better experience, click here to view the full map in a new window
CALCULATOR: Find out how many people may get a COVID-19 vaccine before you
If you have a question or comment about the coronavirus pandemic, submit yours via the form below or here.
Get the latest news, information and videos about the novel coronavirus pandemic here
RELATED STORIES & VIDEOS:
- Map: CA counties that can, can't reopen under new rules
- CALCULATOR: Find out how many people may get a COVID-19 vaccine before you
- VIDEO: When will I get the COVID-19 vaccine? We explain who goes 1st
- COVID-19 risk calculator: The safest and most dangerous things to do this holiday season
- Want to get a COVID-19 test in time for the holidays? Here's what you need to know
- Updated number of COVID-19 deaths, cases in Bay Area
- Map shows everywhere you can get a COVID-19 test in the Bay Area
- COVID-19 Diaries: Personal stories of Bay Area residents during pandemic
- California EDD: The most commonly asked questions we get about unemployment and PUA
- Health experts urge flu shots in effort to avoid 'twindemic'
- How to tell the difference between seasonal allergies and coronavirus symptoms
- Here's which mask is better to protect from COVID-19
- First COVID-19 vaccine volunteers in US describe experience as Bay Area launches vaccine trials
- Coronavirus origin: Where did COVID-19 come from?
- What is a COVID-19 genetic, antigen and antibody test?
- What will it take to get a COVID-19 vaccine and how will it be made?
- What does COVID-19 do to your body and why does it spread so easily?
- Here's how shelter in place, stay at home orders can slow spread of COVID-19
- Coronavirus Timeline: Tracking major moments of COVID-19 pandemic in San Francisco Bay Area
- Coronavirus Doctor's Note: Dr. Alok Patel gives his insight into COVID-19 pandemic