By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Related Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles will shut seashores and ban fireworks shows over the vacation weekend as California officers warned that additional restrictions could also be essential to curb a troubling spike in coronavirus instances in a lot of the state.
Massive Fourth of July gatherings are “a recipe for elevated transmission of COVID-19,” Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Well being for Los Angeles County, stated Monday.
The 10-million-resident county hit a one-day document of two,903 confirmed instances and greater than 100,000 general.
Ferrer warned Los Angeles might quickly be on a “runaway practice.” She stated the county’s an infection price amongst these examined has reached 9%. The state’s price is about 5.5%.
Practically three-quarters of California’s 40 million residents reside in counties experiencing regarding coronavirus tendencies, Gov. Gavin Newsom stated. He vowed to step up enforcement of well being orders and, if issues do not enhance, reverse reopening.
Newsom’s feedback got here a day after he ordered bars to shut in Los Angeles and 6 different counties and steered eight different counties do the identical on their very own. By Monday afternoon, three of the state’s largest — San Diego, Riverside and Sacramento — stated they…