Newsom: State could implement another stay at home order soon for counties in purple tier

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGET) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said in his briefing today that the state may soon implement another stay at home order for some counties in the purple tier, which currently represents 99 percent of the state.

Newsom said the decision on which counties would need to follow a stay at home order will depend on hospitalization levels and ICU bed capacity. A decision on whether to implement an order is expected to be made later this week.

Newsom said the state could run out of ICU beds by Dec. 24. Based on the recent number of cases, the state is projecting that statewide, ICU beds could be overfilled to 112 percent by the end of the year if the situation doesn’t improve.

The San Joaquin Valley is projected to reach 120 percent of capacity even earlier than other areas of the state, by around mid-December, according to the state.

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