California orders 7 counties, including Kern County, to close its bars again

Elias Hubbard
June 30, 2020

Breaking down the numbers, he stated that California has 73,687 hospital beds, 42,895 are now being utilized by patients for various needs, and 4,776 are specially COVID-19 positive patients.

Monday morning bar owners once again face the unknown as the state of California ordered seven counties, including Kern County, to close down its bars again.

"Closing bars in these counties is one of a number of targeted actions counties are implementing across our state to slow the virus' spread and reduce risk", Dr. Sonia Angell, the state public health officer and director of the California Department of Public Health, wrote in a statement.

"Californians must remain vigilant against this virus", Newsom said.

He noted that numerous recent cases have been related to social gatherings and people failing to practice physical distancing. More tests are also coming back positive, up to 25 per cent in some areas. In the past seven days, hospitalizations have increased by 22 percent in California, along with the rise in overall cases. Georgia reported a record increase of 2,225 cases on Sunday.

Vice-President Mike Pence last Saturday cancelled events to campaign for Republican President Donald Trump's re-election in Florida and Arizona because of the outbreak in those states. She told ABC News on Sunday that mandatory use of masks across the country was long overdue. "Where you can't maintain social distancing, wearing a mask is just a good idea, especially young people".

State officials said the list of counties affected by Sunday's order was based on daily reports on the spread of COVID-19.

He also defended Trump's refusal to directly ask Americans to wear masks or to wear one in public himself, even as Texas Governor Greg Abbott and others said the widespread use of masks will be critical to be able to reopen the economy.

In March, a church choir in Washington gathered for a rehearsal before the state issued a stay-at-home order.

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a major milestone in the pandemic.

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