As a large part of California Lockdown and healthcare systems have returned due to stress in several states, with new cases of Kovid-19 in the US topping 200,000 on Saturday, with more than 2,000 deaths.
Johns Hopkins University Was recorded A week of rising figures after Thanksgiving lull in record keeping, 213,875 new cases on Friday, down from around 228,000. A poor record between holiday trips and gatherings led to 2,254 new deaths, bringing the total deaths to 280,979 from around 14.6m cases.
There were 101,190 hospitals, according to the Kovid Tracking Project, slightly below Friday’s record. The average of seven days of deaths has increased to 2,000 for the first time since spring. Two weeks ago, it was 1,448.
In an urgent effort to slow the rapid increase in cases of coronovirus, a vast area of Southern California, Most of the San Francisco Bay Area And from Sunday night a large part of the Central Valley was placed under extensive new lockout.
The state’s Department of Public Health said intensive care capacity at hospitals in Southern California and the Central Valley fell below a 15% threshold triggering new measures, including strict closures for businesses and anyone outside their own homes Gathering restrictions are included. New measures to cover the Christmas holiday will last for at least three weeks.
Most parts of the state are on the verge of similar restrictions. Some counties have opted to place them before the mandate kicks in, Including five San Francisco Bay Area counties.
Governor Gavin Newsome announced the new plan on Thursday, as he implemented the first US statewide stay-at-home rule in March. But the situation is now critical.
San Diego County Medical Director Drs. “The risk of contracting Kovid in the community is now greater than before,” Eric Macdonald told reporters on Saturday.
California has recorded 1.3m cases, setting a new daily record with 25,068 on Friday. 9,000 topped in hospitalization and more than 2,100 patients are in ICU care.
The 11-county Southern California region, which includes Los Angeles and San Diego, had only 12.5% of ICU beds available, the state reported on Saturday. The figure was 8.6% for the San Joaquin Valley, a dozen counties in the Central Valley and rural areas of the Sierra Nevada. Together, the two regions have a California population of over 40 million.
Public health officer of the city of Mered, Dr. Salvador Sandoval said, “We are at a point where there are increasing cases and not allowing hospitalization.” “I cannot emphasize this – everyone should take personal steps to protect themselves and protect others.”
The other three regions – Greater Sacramento, Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area – were about 21% of capacity. But health officials in five of the 11 counties in the Bay Area did not wait. On Friday, they Adopted State stay orders for the city of Berkeley, along with San Francisco, Santa Clara, Marin, Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
“Our greatest fear is that we or your mother or your grandmother or grandfather will not have a bed for them when they are sick – what is the reality until we are in a state of outbreak,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed. What was said.
The Bay Area order will last until at least January 4, a week longer than the state time.
The new shutdown was a deep move for small businesses. Michelle Saunders James was shedding tears at the idea of closing her Oakland nail salon five weeks after reopening on Friday.
“we wear [face] Mold it. We take the temperature. We do everything we are asked to do so that everyone feels safe, including our staff and team, ”she told KGO-TV. “So I don’t understand why that’s not enough, and I’m very sad and scared.”
Other states are struggling and the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing masks anywhere other than at home.
On Saturday in Arizona, the top public health official recorded about 6,800 new infections, with people asking anyone outside their home to wear masks, “even those you know and believe.” We do”.
Dr. Kara Christ wrote on Twitter, “We should act as if we can get infected by whoever is around.”