California governor says spike in cases could lead to renewed restrictions
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday the state could see another statewide stay-at-home order as soon as this week.
In issuing his warning, Newsom cited a staggering increase in coronavirus cases across California. The state added more than 10,000 new cases on Monday alone. 51 of the state's 58 counties are now in the most restrictive tier.
Newsom said the numbers demonstrate the need for extreme caution.
“If these trends continue, we’re going to have to take much more dramatic, arguably drastic action,” he said.
The restrictions could resemble the stay-at-home order issued in March. The governor could unveil them as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday.
In Southern California, about 74% of ICU beds are currently occupied If the spread of the coronavirus continues, ICU bed occupancy in the region will surge to 107%, authorities predict.
“We’re not just looking at positivity rates we’re not now just looking at case rates, we’re now looking at real-time at hospitalizations number and ICU capacity in those regions,” said Governor Newsom.
Newsom is also expecting there to be surge in cases because of the Thanksgiving weekend
“The current projections are showing hospitalizations that without any additional interventions, change of behavior or fundamental shifts in the way we are conducting ourselves we can see an increase just in Hospitalizations," added Newsom.
Newsom says they are working on a COVID relief package for businesses in California.
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