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COVID lockdown extended for Southern California

COVID lockdown extended for Southern California
Southern California’s strict stay-at-home orders were extended Tuesday as the state’s top public health official warned hospitals are feeling “stretched” to the limit by COVID-19 admissions.

Southern California’s strict stay-at-home orders were extended for the foreseeable future Tuesday as the state’s top public health official warned hospitals are feeling “stretched” to the limit by COVID-19 admissions.Mary Medical Center amid a surge in COVID-19 patients in Southern California on December 23, 2020 in Apple Valley, California.” He said Southern California hospitals have reported “running out of staff, having to use rooms they don’t traditionally use (and) much longer than normal wait times in emergency departments.Tuesday’s lockdown extension affects Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley, health officials said.

The affected Southern California region includes the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial, Inyo, Mono, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.“We’ve been focused as we should be about the intense, critical situation in our hospitals,” California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr.

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