Coronavirus: California breaks daily death record as cases slow down

In his first press briefing in months on Thursday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases official, reminded Americans of the “almost paradoxical” effect at times in coronavirus data. Nowhere has that been better exemplified than recently in California, where on Thursday, its average number of daily infections continued to plummet yet it recorded its largest number of deaths on any single day of the pandemic.

“There are always lags, so please be aware of that,”...