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California governor says vaccination pace "not good enough"

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Posted at 7:39 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 23:02:09-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Only about 1% of California's 40 million residents have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that the pace is “not good enough" as the virus continues to ravage the state.

About 454,000 doses or just a quarter of the 1.7 million doses the state received of the vaccine have been administered.

Newsom says distribution and logistical challenges have slowed the initial rollout.

The state’s death toll on Monday topped 26,500 and confirmed cases neared 2.4 million since the pandemic began.

More than 22,000 COVID-19 patients are in California's swamped hospitals.