San Diego County and the remainder of Southern California will fall underneath sweeping new well being restrictions Sunday evening as a result of quickly rising variety of hospitalizations from the coronavirus, state officers confirmed Saturday.
A state-mandated “regional stay-at-home” order goes into impact at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, triggered when intensive-care unit mattress availability remained under 15% after Saturday’s every day replace, in line with the California Division of Public Well being.
The 11-county Southern California area’s obtainable ICU capability was 12.5% Saturday, a lower from 13.1% the day earlier than. San Diego County had 23% of its ICU beds obtainable as of Friday, however that quantity might fall if current traits proceed.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom had stated Thursday that the Southern California area might meet that set off inside days. The Southern California area consists of San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, Imperial, Inyo, Mono, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
The stay-at-home order can be in place for 3 weeks and can bar gatherings of individuals from totally different households. Beneath the order, the next companies/leisure amenities can be pressured to shut:
— indoor and outside playgrounds;
— indoor leisure amenities;
— hair salons and barbershops;
— private care companies;
— museums, zoos, and aquariums;
— film theaters;
— bars, breweries and distilleries;
— household leisure facilities;
— cardrooms and satellite tv for pc wagering;
— restricted companies;
— dwell viewers sports activities; and
— amusement parks.
Colleges with waivers can be allowed to stay open, together with “important infrastructure” and retail shops, which can be restricted to 20% of capability. Eating places can be restricted to takeout and supply service solely. Accommodations could be allowed to open “for important infrastructure assist solely,” whereas church buildings could be restricted to outdoor-only companies. Leisure manufacturing — together with skilled sports activities — could be allowed to proceed with out dwell audiences.
A few of these restrictions are already in impact in choose counties.
San Diego County reported 2,039 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, with 791 coronavirus sufferers hospitalized, together with 216 in intensive care — all data.
The earlier excessive for brand spanking new infections was 1,859 reported Nov. 27. Friday was the 24th consecutive day greater than 600 new circumstances have been reported and 12th previously 14 days with greater than 1,000 new circumstances.
The San Diego County Well being and Human Companies Company has reported 88,181 circumstances for the reason that pandemic started.
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An extra seven COVID-19 deaths had been reported Friday, elevating the dying toll to 1,047. 4 girls and three males, all with underlying medical circumstances, died between Monday and Thursday. Their ages ranged from the mid- 20s to the early 100s.
One other 37 coronavirus sufferers had been hospitalized, in line with Friday’s report.
Of San Diego County’s 696 licensed ICU beds, 154 had been obtainable.
The variety of sufferers with COVID-19 in San Diego County hospitals has elevated dramatically from one month in the past. There have been 297 hospitalized on Nov. 3. The 791 is also greater than double the earlier peak in mid-July.
Of the 88,000-plus circumstances logged within the county for the reason that begin of the pandemic, 4,806 — or 5.5% — have required hospitalization and 1,061 sufferers — 1.2% — needed to be admitted to an ICU.
The whole variety of individuals hospitalized for any cause within the county is 4,587 — pretty in line with the previous a number of months — however the proportion of COVID-19 sufferers within the area’s hospitals rose from 6.7% a month in the past to 17.2% on Friday.
A complete of 25,289 exams had been reported Friday, with 8% returning constructive, elevating the 14-day common to six.7%.
A complete of 14 group outbreaks had been confirmed Friday: six in enterprise settings, two in meals/beverage processing settings, two in distribution warehouse settings, one in an emergency companies setting, one in a authorities setting, one in a faith-based setting and one in a healthcare setting.
Over the earlier seven days, 93 group outbreaks had been confirmed. A group outbreak is outlined as three or extra COVID-19 circumstances in a setting and in individuals of various households over the previous 14 days.
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