"These businesses and activities will remain closed in Contra Costa until county data indicate that the spread of the virus has slowed, as measured by at least a week of stable case numbers, hospitalizations and percent of tests that are positive". It was a single-day record that health officials warned could swamp hospitals and intensive care units if not contained quickly.
That has shifted sharply.
Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the number of cases reported on the second-largest single-day increase in Sacramento County.
The infection rate across Southern California began rising since Memorial Day weekend, and Los Angeles County officials moved Monday to curtail the public mingling over the July Fourth holiday by closing the county beaches over this coming weekend.
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Other counties have been asked to reinstate stay-at-home orders entirely as cases continue to rise across the state.
Newsom said the prospect of family gatherings, not just bars or demonstrations, this weekend has health officers anxious about the continued spread of the coronavirus.
In the past two to three weeks, the county's case count has increased from 2,000 to over 3,000 and Beilenson said this can't be attributed to increased testing. In a statement Sunday, he ordered all bars and nightlife to immediately close their doors in seven counties across the state. A half-dozen county sheriffs have said they would not enforce the mask order.
According to Newsom, bar establishments must close in Los Angeles, Fresno, Imperial, San Joaquin, Tulare, Kings and Kern County.
Kern County has 4,478 confirmed cases, 70 deaths.