| September 20th | 2020 5:08PM
The Latest: California tops 15K deaths; infection rate falls
California’s death count from the coronavirus has surpassed 15,000 even as the state sees widespread improvement in infection levels.
A tally by Johns Hopkins University put California’s death toll at 15,027 on Sunday, the fourth-highest in the country. New York has suffered by far the most deaths -- 33,087 -- followed by New Jersey, which has about half as many.