Coronavirus: New California stay-home order as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge

People wearing face masks walk by a squirrel-sized bench complete with nuts installed on a tree at Valley Village Park during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Valley Village area of Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 7, 2020. (Reuters)

California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday he may impose tougher coronavirus restrictions over the next two days, including a possible stay-at-home order, to counter surging COVID-19 hospitalizations that threaten to overwhelm intensive care units.

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Newsom said projections show ICU admissions are on track to exceed statewide capacity by mid-December unless public health policies and social behavior patterns are altered to further curb the spread of the virus.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 01 December 2020 KSA 01:20 - GMT 22:20