California Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday (November 11) that94% of the California area has been re-identified as the most severe purple (widespread) risk level.Southern California includes the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Bernardino.
In just one month, the number of new cases in California has doubled from around 23,000 a week, and nearly 48,000 new cases were added last week.This is California's fastest growth since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic.The number of counties judged as purple (widespread) risk level soared to 41-these 41 counties accounted for 94% of California's population.The governor said that it is possible to consider a statewide curfew.
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Orange CountyIt was downgraded to red (high risk) in September, and the restaurant allowed some indoor dining.But last week, the number of new crown cases in Orange County increased to 9 on average every day, an increase of nearly 424%.
Ventura CountyIt was also downgraded to red (high risk) in October.In the past week, there have been 10 new cases every day, a 140% increase compared to the previous one.
Los Angeles CountyLast weekMore than 6,800 new coronary cases have been reported.As Thanksgiving Day approaches, holidays and parties may continue to increase the number of infections and deaths.Local health officials are considering whether they should start restricting outdoor dine-in in restaurants, return to the form of food delivery, or even adopt curfew measures.
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Most areas of California currently have the highest risk levels
Since March, the turnover of Los Angeles restaurants has dropped sharply, and outdoor dinning can only be opened with 3% of the capacity.Some industry reports pointed out that from March to July, the food service industry lost at least 25 jobs.Los Angeles bars and clubs will also be affected by the epidemic.
In order to contain the epidemic as soon as possible, public health officials in Los Angeles issued an appeal, hoping that everyone will pay attention:
Cancel holiday parties and travel plans
If you must meet with people from different families, try to do it outdoors
If not necessary for activities, please stay at home as much as possible
Wear a mask and keep your distance from high-risk groups
If the test is positive, please self-isolate
If you are at risk of close contact, please self-isolate
Observe the principles of hygiene and safety, wear a mask, disinfect well, and keep a good distance
Ensure that there are no overcrowded places
Employees work from home whenever possible
Report the outbreak 888-700-9995