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Placer County added to California’s COVID-19 watchlist – KCRA Sacramento

THE STATE’S WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS. WHEN HIS NEWS CONFERENCE BEGINS, WE’LL BRING IT TO YOU LIVE. BUT FIRST, HERE ARE THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS HEADLINES. STARBUCKS SAYS IT WILL REQUIRE FACE MASKS INSIDE ALL U.S. LOCATIONS, STARTING JULY 15. IT’S THE LATEST COMPANY REQUIRING CUSTOMERS TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS, INCLUDING COSTCO AND MANY AIRLINES. DR. ANTHONY FAUCI…


Placer County added to California’s COVID-19 watchlist – KCRA Sacramento

THE STATE’S WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS. WHEN HIS NEWS CONFERENCE BEGINS, WE’LL BRING IT TO YOU LIVE. BUT FIRST, HERE ARE THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS HEADLINES. STARBUCKS SAYS IT WILL REQUIRE FACE MASKS INSIDE ALL U.S. LOCATIONS, STARTING JULY 15. IT’S THE LATEST COMPANY REQUIRING CUSTOMERS TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS, INCLUDING COSTCO AND MANY AIRLINES. DR. ANTHONY FAUCI SAYS STATES NEED TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER SHUTTING DOWN AGAIN, IF THEY ARE FACING MAJOR RESURGENCES OF THE VIRUS. HE ALSO SAID HE HOPES THERE IS NOT A NEED FOR NEW SHUTDOWNS, SAYING IT WOULD NOT BE VIEWED FAVORABLY. AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS WARNING THE PANDEMIC IS STILL ACCELERATING. THEY NOTED THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES HAS DOUBLED IN THE PAST SIX WEEKS, TO MORE THAN 12 MILLION. THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAS NOW HAD MORE THAN 292,000 CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 HAS BEEN BLAMED FOR 6724 DEATHS. NOW, HERE IS A LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES IN THE STATE OVER THE PAST MONTH. MORE THAN 11,000 CASES WERE REPORTED TUESDAY. BUT THAT NUMBER INCLUDES A BACKLOG OF CASES, MOSTLY FROM LOS ANGELES COUNTY. YESTERDAY’S NUMBERS WILL BE RELEASED LATER T

Placer County added to California’s COVID-19 watchlist

Placer County was added to California’s COVID-19 watchlist on Thursday, according to the California Department of Public Health.The county was added to the list because its hospitalization rate and hospital capacity does not meet threshold criteria, state data shows.Placer County saw a 36.4% increase in its 3-day COVID-19 hospitalization average and has 19.6% of ICU beds available. The state thresholds for the categories is greater than a 10% increase and less than 20% availability, respectively.As of Thursday, Placer County Public Health reports 993 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 11 virus-related deaths. The county says there are 29 COVID-19 patients in the hospital and three cases in the ICU.When a county is added to the list and stays on the list for three days, it is asked to close indoor operations for some businesses, including restaurants and movie theaters, and completely close bars.In a Facebook post, the Placer County officials released a statement about being added to the list.”Placer County has been placed on the State’s COVID-19 Monitoring List as of July 9. If the County remains on the list for three consecutive days, some businesses will be required by the State to close indoor operations for a minimum of three weeks,” officials said in the statement.County officials are urging the following businesses to prepare to shift to outdoor operations: dine-in restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, family entertainment centers, movie theaters, zoos, museums and cardrooms.On Tuesday, Placer County Health Director Dr. Aimee Sisson said Placer County has seen a recent surge in cases.“On June 7, Placer’s 14 days case rate was 25 per 100,000 residents. As of today, our local case rate stands at 101.4 per 100,000 residents,” Sisson told the county board of supervisors Tuesday night.As of Thursday, there are 28 counties on the state’s COVID-19 watchlist.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. —

Placer County was added to California’s COVID-19 watchlist on Thursday, according to the California Department of Public Health.

The county was added to the list because its hospitalization rate and hospital capacity does not meet threshold criteria, state data shows.

Placer County saw a 36.4% increase in its 3-day COVID-19 hospitalization average and has 19.6% of ICU beds available. The state thresholds for the categories is greater than a 10% increase and less than 20% availability, respectively.

As of Thursday, Placer County Public Health reports 993 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 11 virus-related deaths. The county says there are 29 COVID-19 patients in the hospital and three cases in the ICU.

When a county is added to the list and stays on the list for three days, it is asked to close indoor operations for some businesses, including restaurants and movie theaters, and completely close bars.

In a Facebook post, the Placer County officials released a statement about being added to the list.

“Placer County has been placed on the State’s COVID-19 Monitoring List as of July 9. If the County remains on the list for three consecutive days, some businesses will be required by the State to close indoor operations for a minimum of three weeks,” officials said in the statement.

County officials are urging the following businesses to prepare to shift to outdoor operations: dine-in restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, family entertainment centers, movie theaters, zoos, museums and cardrooms.

On Tuesday, Placer County Health Director Dr. Aimee Sisson said Placer County has seen a recent surge in cases.

“On June 7, Placer’s 14 days case rate was 25 per 100,000 residents. As of today, our local case rate stands at 101.4 per 100,000 residents,” Sisson told the county board of supervisors Tuesday night.

As of Thursday, there are 28 counties on the state’s COVID-19 watchlist.

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