LA County, California and 29 Other Counties Must Close Gyms, Worship Service, Non-Critical Offices, Personal Care, Hair Business and Indoor Malls

Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a press conference to give an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic amid a “concerning” surge in cases.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday July 13, 2020 ordered 30 out of 58 counties in California to close indoor operations for additional sectors due to the risk of COVID-19 spread. Any additional openings connected to county variances are no longer allowed. Restaurants and some other business must close all indoor operations in all counties in California. Bars must close all indoor and outdoor operations.

The closures in 30 counties include:

Fitness centers
Worship services
Offices for non-critical sectors
Personal care services
Hair salons and barbershops
Indoor malls




Gov. Newsom said that California is reverting to a modified version of its stay-at-home order.

Coronavirus hospitalizations and positive tests for new Coronavirus cases are on the rise, according to Newsom. The number of intensive care unit patients is also moderately increasing, according to Gov. Newsom.

Effective today, all counties are required to close indoor operations in a number of different areas. The list is similar to an order that counties on the state’s monitoring list were already under, including Los Angeles County.

The indoor closures in all 58 counties include …

Restaurants
Wineries and tasting rooms
Movie theaters
Family entertainment centers
Zoos and museums
Cardrooms

Bars must close all indoor and outdoor operations in all 58 counties in California.

“COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon,” Newsom said. He emphasized “limiting your mixing with people outside your household — and if you have to mix, do it outside when you can.”

Newsom also reminded people to wear a mask, physically distance, and wash your hands.




California COVID-19 Statistics

8,358 COVID-19 new positive tests.

The seven-day average is 8,211, which is up from the average of the previous week at 7,876.

23 COVID-19 deaths Sunday July 12, 2020

72 COVID-19 deaths Saturday July 11, 2020.

COVID-19 positivity rate is 7.4% over the past 14 days.

COVID-19 positivity rate is 7.7% over the past 7 days.

(This positivity rate is up 6.7% last week and up 6.1% from two weeks ago.)

Hospitalizations are 6,485 — a 28% increase from up from two weeks ago (5,077).

COVID-19 patients are currently occupying 9% of the state’s hospital beds.

60% of the state’s hospital beds are occupied by all types of patients (up 8%).

In the past two weeks, ICU patients have increased from 1,528 to 1,833.

ICU patients are up 20% over the past two weeks.

ICU patients are up 39% over the past week.

COVID-19 patients occupy 16% of the state’s ICU beds.

ICU occupancy is below 20% capacity in the rural counties.

Part of the reason for the expansion of the California stay-at-home order, according Newsom, is an increase in ICU bed occupancy in rural parts of California.

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