California Coronavirus Update: Gov. Gavin Newsom Announces New Emergency Response Across State Amid 27% Jump In New Cases Over Weekend, Reaching All-Time High
California Gov. Gavin Newsom took to the podium Monday morning after a devastating weekend for the state that saw the all-time high number of about 22,000 cases growing to over 30,000 by Sunday. On Monday, the number was 24,735. “Just over the past three days, we’ve averaged about 25,000 new cases a day,” the governor said today.
Over the weekend, Newsom’s Regional Stay-at-Home order went into effect on Saturday at 12:59 p.m. PT. The triggering metric for the order was when a region of the state has under 15% of its ICU beds left.
Those metrics were met over the weekend for Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley. The regions were then given 24 hours to make adjustments. As of late Sunday, Southern California was just about 10% of ICU availability, and the San Joaquin Valley dipping to a frighteningly low 6.3% (see chart). The Bay Area, while not below the 15% threshold, decided to adhere to the order anyway.