According to data from Johns Hopkins University, as of Thursday, more than 5,000 new cases and 18 new deaths have been reported so far, bringing a total of 1,000,631 confirmed cases and 18,126 deaths across the state.
Health officials report that, like most other states in the country, the number of Covid-19 in California is heading in the wrong direction.
At a press conference on November 9, Governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom) announced that the state recorded 7,200 new cases every day, with an average 7-day average of 5889 infections.
“This number was familiar four to six weeks ago, but since we were able to drop these numbers below 3,000 in early October, we have not seen an average of more than 5,800 in seven days for quite some time,”
A day later, California Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mark Ghaly announced that the state’s 7-day average was 6,078.
Such a high number comes from a new forecast by the Children’s Hospital of the Children’s Policy Hospital of Philadelphia, which predicts that the number of cases in major California cities “will increase significantly by mid-December.”
ICU enrollment rate rises
Gary said hospitalization in the state has also started to climb.
Ghaly said on Tuesday that the number of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 has increased by 31.6% in the past 14 days.
Galley said: “In the next few days, the number of these cases we see will indeed increase, or they will not become hospital patients in two to three weeks.”
Gary said hospitalization in the intensive care unit has also increased, rising by nearly 30% in two weeks.
“Due to the increase in the number of cases, we are seeing an increase in the number of hospitals, and we also know that hospitalization in the intensive care unit will increase.”
The governor stated at a press conference that Monday’s Covid-19 hospitalization accounted for about 4% of the state’s entire medical system capacity, while ICU inpatients accounted for about 11% of the total ICU beds.
Newsom said the state still has more than 20,000 ventilators available.
“Obviously, these numbers are shocking, but again, the total capacity and testing capabilities we have established are much greater than a few weeks ago, let alone a few months ago, and the inventory is sufficient…Personal protective equipment, which is very important. “
“We must keep a close watch”
Officials also announced this week that three more counties are returning to the most restrictive county level in the state, indicating that the Covid-19 risk is widespread in Savimento, San Diego and Stanislaus states.
The tiered system is a framework established by the State of California to help health officials determine which counties should strengthen or relax restrictions based on certain criteria, including testing positive, adjusted case rates, and health equity indicators.
The other eight counties also withdrew one level, indicating that there are major or moderate risks in the area.
As the number of states continues to rise, no county will lower the restriction level this week.
“It is true that many counties have a high number of cases, not necessarily the highest level ever, but it is safe to say that compared to the lowest level we have experienced in the past few months… we will definitely see almost all cases The whole state has an upward trajectory,” Gurry said. “This worries us.”
He added that this was the first week since the counties began to move to the reduced level of restrictions, and no county moved forward.
He said: “We expect that if the situation remains as it is, more than half of California counties will become more restrictive between this week and next week.”
“This definitely shows that we are worried and we must pay close attention to what is happening.”
CNN’s Haley Brink and Dakin Andone contributed to this report.