California Gov forecasts 25 million people in his state will be infected over eight weeks
Gov. Gavin Newsom (ABC)

On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) announced that his state government projects that over 25 million people in California will be infected with COVID-19 during an eight-week time frame.


The forecast was part of a letter to President Donald Trump requesting the Naval hospital ship USNS Mercy come to their assistance:

California, the most populous state in America, has been devastated by coronavirus, with large portions of the Bay Area instituting "shelter in place" orders and virtually all public gatherings shut down.