Calif. Gov. Newsom anticipates more restrictions amid increase in COVID-19 cases

California Gov. Gavin Newsom holds his weekly news conference via an internet stream provided by the Office of the Governor from Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Office of the Governor via AP)

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UPDATED 7:22 AM PT – Tuesday, November 10, 2020

New coronavirus restrictions are expected to be announced in California. On Monday, Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom said the positivity rate statewide is up 3.7 percent over the past two weeks.

It’s the fifth day in a row cases topped 100,000 in the Golden State with over 7,000 cases in the last 24-hours. Newsom said he expects more restrictions to be announced in the next few days, which will focus on counties with more cases.

“The seven day average of 5,889…number of tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday…we haven’t seen an average of seven days above 5,800 in quite some time,” noted the governor. “We’ve started to see not just the average number of people testing positive go up, but also the positivity rate go up.”

California notably uses a tier system to categorize the spread of the virus by county with Newsom expected to use this map to dole out restrictions.

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