Latest California Healthline Stories
Deadly Day In California: More Californians died of COVID-19 on Tuesday, 219, than any other day, the latest milestone in an accelerating pandemic that is infecting and hospitalizing residents at levels far eclipsing any seen before. Read more from the Los Angeles Times.
COVID Tally Worsens: California on Tuesday shattered single-day records of coronavirus cases and deaths — 35,400 new infections, and 219 fatalities — by far the worst tallies of the entire pandemic. The latest tally means an average of 135 Californians have died each day over the last week — a number not seen since August. Read more from the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle.
California Takes Huge Step Back In COVID Fight: For the first time, more than 10,000 people with coronavirus infections are hospitalized in California — quadruple the number from Halloween. More than 34,000 new coronavirus cases were reported Monday, shattering the previous single-day record, set Friday. Read more from the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Bay Area News Group.
California AG Tapped To Lead U.S. Health And Human Services Department: President-elect Joe Biden has tapped California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, 62, to be the next HHS secretary, a historic choice that would make the former Los Angeles congressman the first Latino to hold the office. Read more from the Los Angeles Times, NPR, CNN and Politico.
Newsom Issues Statewide Stay-At-Home Order: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a sweeping new stay-at-home order that will force the shutdown of many businesses and activities in vast regions across California where hospital intensive care units are nearing capacity due to soaring COVID-19 rates. Read more from KQED.
Thursday’s summaries of California health news cover COVID records, L.A.’s stay-at-home order, vaccines, outdoor dining, schools and more.
More State Restrictions Likely Coming Today: Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected today to announce a tougher response to a surge in coronavirus infections that includes at least a three-week cutback on nonessential services and businesses and renewed stay-at-home restrictions affecting most Californians. Read more from Capitol Weekly and The Bay Area News Group.
California On Brink Of Stricter Stay-At-Home Orders: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday warned that California is teetering toward a wider coronavirus stay-at-home order as public health officials work desperately to shore up an overwhelmed hospital system. Read more from the Los Angeles Times, LA Daily News, Orange County Register, San Francisco Chronicle and Sacramento Bee.
COVID Hospitalizations Reach Worst Level Yet: California has more people hospitalized with COVID-19 than at any time since the pandemic began, an ominous development that comes as officials warn of further virus spread after the long holiday weekend. Read more from the Los Angeles Times.
S.F. Stays Out Of The Purple, For Now: San Francisco did not move into the most restrictive purple tier of California’s economic reopening plan as expected Tuesday. San Francisco also will keep restaurants open for outdoor dining when the city does move into the purple tier, possibly later this week, a city official said Tuesday. Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Gate and Los Angeles Times. Continued coverage, below.