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So. Calif COVID lockdown poised for extension: Gov. Newsom

So. Calif COVID lockdown poised for extension: Gov. Newsom
Southern California’s stay-at-home order appeared poised for extension Monday as Los Angeles County’s ICU availability officially stood at zero, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.

Southern California’s stay-at-home order appeared poised for extension Monday as Los Angeles County’s ICU availability officially stood at zero, Gov.In a sobering video address, Newsom said 96% of Los Angeles County hospitals were diverting ambulances at some point Saturday due to the overflow of patients seeking emergency care.(Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP) And while case rates seemed to be “plateauing” in a majority of the state, they remained on the upswing in Southern California, particularly in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, he said.The order barred gatherings of people from different households and covered the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial, Inyo, Mono, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Gavin Newsom said.Newsom said 33,170 new COVID cases were reported in the state over last 24 hours, with the seven-day average hitting 37,661.

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