California recorded its highest each day coronavirus rely for the third time in simply over per week on Monday with 8,000 infections whereas additionally surpassing 6,000 deaths, officers mentioned.
The uptick comes because the virus continues to make a resurgence after months of unprecedented orders to fight its unfold. Gov. Gavin Newsom mentioned Monday that hospitalizations have elevated 43 p.c over a two-week interval, in addition to a 37 p.c improve of sufferers admitted to intensive care items throughout the identical time interval.
The COVID-19 positivity price elevated to almost 6 p.c, he mentioned.
Different states and communities are additionally grappling with a rise in infections, prompting some to reimpose security protocols.
Los Angeles County — the epicenter of the virus within the state — ordered all seashores closed for the July 4th weekend after an “alarming” spike in new COVID-19 circumstances. Texas officers ordered bars closed for a second time and Arizona has briefly closed: bars, gyms, water parks, film theaters and nightclubs.
Calfornia is monitoring 19 counties amid a spike in circumstances and hospitalizations in these areas. An extra 4 may very well be included Wednesday, Newsom mentioned. Statewide, almost 223,000 individuals have examined optimistic for COVID-19.
In a dire warning Monday, Los Angeles County well being officers reported that 1 in 140 persons are contaminated. The earlier knowledge steered 1 in 400 individuals.
“We’re seeing a rise in transmission. We’re seeing extra individuals get sick and go into the hospital,” mentioned Dr. Christina Ghaly, the county’s director of well being companies. “That is very a lot a change within the trajectory of the epidemic over the previous a number of days. It’s a change for the more severe and a trigger for concern.”
On Tuesday, Newsom introduced that new restrictions are being contemplated as case numbers improve forward of the vacation weekend. He didn’t get into specifics.
He additionally voiced issues about massive gatherings, notably household gatherings.
“Tomorrow we’ll be making some extra bulletins on efforts to make use of that dimmer swap’ that I’ve referred to and start to toggle again on our keep at dwelling order and tighten issues up,” he mentioned. “The framework for us is that this: When you’re not gonna keep dwelling and also you’re not gonna put on masks in public, we now have to implement, and we’ll and we’ll be making bulletins on enforcement tomorrow.”