California Pulls ‘Emergency Brake,’ 94% of Residents Now Live In Counties Under Strictest COVID Tier

California Pulls ‘Emergency Brake,’ 94% of Residents Now Live In Counties Under Strictest COVID Tier


An estimated 94% of Californians, or approximately 37 million people, now reside in areas under the state’s most restrictive reopening tier as rollbacks in several counties took effect on Tuesday.

According to the Los Angeles Times coronavirus tracker, California logged 13,412 new cases on Monday after Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom announced government officials were “pulling the emergency brake” in an attempt to slow COVID-19 transmission. It was the highest daily total in the state since the pandemic started.

Due to the alarming increases we are seeing in #COVID19 cases, CA is pulling an emergency brake.

To slow the spread, 41 counties —94% of California’s population —
will now be in purple, the most restrictive tier.

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— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 16, 2020

Earlier in the day, Newsom indicated 41 of the state’s 58 counties had been categorized in the strictest “purple” stage of the four-tiered monitoring system – up from 13 counties last week. They include the most

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