Calif. Gov. Newsom anticipates more restrictions amid increase in COVID-19 cases
UPDATED 7:22 AM PT – Tuesday, November 10, 2020
New coronavirus restrictions are expected to be announced in California. On Monday, Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom said the positivity rate statewide is up 3.7 percent over the past two weeks.
It’s the fifth day in a row cases topped 100,000 in the Golden State with over 7,000 cases in the last 24-hours. Newsom said he expects more restrictions to be announced in the next few days, which will focus on counties with more cases.
“The seven day average of 5,889…number of tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday…we haven’t seen an average of seven days above 5,800 in quite some time,” noted the governor. “We’ve started to see not just the average number of people testing positive go up, but also the positivity rate go up.”
-Daily test average: 143,711
-Positivity rate: 3.7%
-Daily case average: 5,889
-Hospitalizations: 29% increase
-ICU: 27% increase
I know we’re all tired of this–but COVID-19 has NOT gone away.
Wear your mask. Physically distance. We cannot let our guard down.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 9, 2020
California notably uses a tier system to categorize the spread of the virus by county with Newsom expected to use this map to dole out restrictions.
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) November 9, 2020