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According to Gov Newsom, CA is predicted to run out of ICU beds before Christmas Eve


California Governor Gavin Newsom said Monday he could impose stricter coronavirus restrictions over the next two days, including a second stay at home order to counter the growing COVID-19 hospital stays that hit intensive care units before Christmas Eve threaten to overwhelm.

According to Newsom, ICU forecasts are well on the way to exceed nationwide capacity by mid-December unless public health guidelines and social behavioral patterns are changed to further contain the spread of the virus.

"California's # COVID19 hospital stays have increased 89% in the past two weeks," Newsom tweeted Monday. "If these trends continue, our current hospital stays could increase 2-3 fold in a month."

Just an hour later, the governor tweeted, “This is the turning point. CA has worked hard to prepare for a surge – but we cannot sustain the record falls we see.

& # 39; Current forecasts show that CA will no longer have current beds in the intensive care unit before Christmas Eve. Please stay safe and stay home as often as possible over the next few weeks. & # 39;

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California Governor Gavin Newsom (pictured) said he could impose tighter restrictions over the next two days, including a possible stay-at-home order to counter the growing hospital stays from COVID-19 that hit intensive care units before Christmas Eve threaten to overwhelm

"California's # COVID19 hospital stays have increased 89% in the past two weeks," Newsom tweeted Monday. "If these trends continue, our current hospital stays could increase 2-3 fold in a month."

Tents are displayed outside a University of California at the San Francisco Medical Center in San Francisco on Monday

Tents are displayed outside a University of California at the San Francisco Medical Center in San Francisco on Monday

About 59 percent of beds in California's healthcare system were occupied as of Monday.

By December 24, this number is expected to rise to 78 percent. In the Bay Area, 58 percent of beds are in use, and by Christmas Eve the projections show an increase to 78 percent.

The ongoing surge in coronavirus cases in California prompted district officials to issue stricter COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, a day after the state broke a record of more than 7,400 coronavirus hospital stays.

Health officials are preparing for a wave of virus cases over the next two or three weeks that could be linked to Thanksgiving gatherings.

Authorities had asked residents to stay at home and limit their interactions with others, but nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports on Sunday, the most since the March pandemic. Others took to the freeway to be with family and friends.

California has had nearly 1.2 million confirmed cases, with 19,121 virus-related deaths, since the pandemic began.

The state reported 7,415 coronavirus hospital stays on Sunday, citing the latest available data from the previous day. More than 1,700 of these patients are in intensive care units.

The number of hospital stays broke the state's previous record of 7,170 in July. The numbers are expected to rise in the coming days as similar trends emerge at the national level.

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the U.S. topped 200,000 for the first time on Friday.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, the highest daily daily count on November 20 was 196,000. Since January when the first infections were reported in the US, the total number of cases in the nation has exceeded 13 million. More than 267,000 people have died.

This graphic shows the new cases in California

This graph shows the hospital stays in California

California has had nearly 1.2 million confirmed cases, with 19,121 virus-related deaths, since the pandemic began

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti estimated the count's COVID-19 death toll could reach over 11,500 by the end of the year. The state's deaths have steadily increased

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti estimated the county's COVID-19 death toll could reach over 11,500 by the end of the year. The state's deaths have steadily increased

The state reported 7,415 coronavirus hospital stays on Sunday, citing the latest available data from the previous day. More than 1,700 of these patients are in intensive care units

The state reported 7,415 coronavirus hospital stays on Sunday, citing the latest available data from the previous day. More than 1,700 of these patients are in intensive care units

The number of hospital stays broke the state's previous record of 7,170 in July. The numbers are expected to rise in the coming days as similar trends emerge at the national level

The number of hospital stays broke the state's previous record of 7,170 in July. The numbers are expected to rise in the coming days as similar trends emerge at the national level

"The big unknown here is what action people took over that long weekend vacation," said Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County director of public health.

When people are engaged in high risk activities, she said, "We are facing a very difficult time because in addition to an increase, we will have an increase."

California state county officials have put new restrictions in place, many of which will go into effect Monday, to avoid overloading hospitals.

Los Angeles County, the most populous country in the country, has introduced new rules requiring 10 million residents to stay home "as much as possible" so that they cannot meet with people outside their homes on public or private occasions, with one exception of church services and protests.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has estimated the count's COVID-19 death toll could reach over 11,500 by the end of the year – meaning more than 4,000 residents could die in the next five weeks, reported the Los Angeles Times.

A record number of people in the county were infected last week.

In Northern California, Santa Clara County – home of Silicon Valley – banned all high school, college, and professional sports and placed a quarantine on people traveling to the area from areas more than 150 miles away.

San Francisco and San Mateo counties have moved to the most restrictive purple level in the state's pandemic blueprint for the economy, closing most indoor activities on Sunday lunchtime and putting residents under curfew from Monday evening.

In San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Park, the new 150-foot Ferris wheel called SkyStar closed on Sunday under the restrictions of the new stage.

Gov Newsom threatened another home order that would seriously affect restaurants and bars (eat at Joes Diner in Redondo Beach, California).

Gov Newsom threatened another home order that would seriously affect restaurants and bars (eat at Joes Diner in Redondo Beach, California).

Visitors to Old Pasadena dine al fresco on Colorado Boulevard on Sunday. Unlike Los Angeles County, Pasadena continues to allow outdoor dining with its own health department

Visitors to Old Pasadena dine al fresco on Colorado Boulevard on Sunday. Unlike Los Angeles County, Pasadena continues to allow outdoor dining with its own health department

The bike was supposed to be the centerpiece of the park's 150th anniversary and wasn't opened until the end of October. No reopening date has been announced.

The Santa Clara County outbreak "is like a bullet train," said health officer Dr. Sara Cody.

"Our forecasts tell us that if we don't use the brakes with all our might, we'll be on the verge of the third week of December," said Cody.

Elsewhere in the US, Americans returning home from Thanksgiving break have faced tough new coronavirus measures.

In Hawaii, the Mayor of Hawaii County said that trans-Pacific travelers arriving without a negative COVID-19 test must be quarantined for 14 days, and even those who tested virus-free may happen to be for another upon arrival Test can be selected.

New Jersey suspends all youth sports.

Health officials are urging people to remain vigilant until a vaccine becomes widely available, which is not expected for at least a few months.

On Monday, Moderna Inc announced that it would urge U.S. and European regulators to approve the use of their COVID-19 vaccine in an emergency as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection.

Pfizer is also filing for approval of its vaccine and is hoping to start giving shots in the US in December.

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said hospitals across the state will be reducing elective surgery to ensure there is room for coronavirus patients.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 rose 29 percent over the past week.

There are more than 13 million cases in the US with at least 267,600 deaths

There are more than 13 million cases in the US with at least 267,600 deaths

Rhode Island hospitals reached their COVID-19 capacity on Monday, the day the state's two-week hiatus took effect. Under the restrictions announced by Gov Gina Raimondo, some companies will have to close while others will be restricted.

Residents are also asked to limit their social circles to people in their household.

"It will not be easy, but I ask you to take it seriously," Raimondo said in a statement.

In a suburb of St. Louis, a hospital official warned that if people weren't quarantined after Thanksgiving gatherings, hospital admissions could double in two to three weeks.

SSM Health DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, Missouri, last week brought in a morgue trailer for keeping the dead, canceled elective surgeries and doubled patients in rooms.

"We're going to be absolutely overwhelmed," said Shelly Cordum, vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer. "I can't even imagine what to expect in three weeks if we stay on this path."

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's foremost infectious disease expert, warned ABC over the weekend that the country could see a surge in Thanksgiving-related infections.

White House Cornonavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, also warned CBS that travelers "should assume they have been exposed and have become infected" and get tested for symptoms.

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