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Gavin Newsom Orders LA Bars to Shut Down Again Amid Rising Coronavirus Cases

Gavin Newsom is shutting down all bars in several counties in California amid climbing coronavirus cases.

The California governor ordered all bars in several counties, including Los Angeles, to be shut down amid climbing numbers of cases as of Sunday (June 28).

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The other counties’ bars that are being forced to close include Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, San Joaquin and Tulare. He added that bars in Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus and Ventura are “recommended to shut down, but are not under order to do so,” via Variety.

As of Thursday (June 25), the number of coronavirus cases in California were over 206,000, and there have been more than 5,800 deaths so far.

“COVID-19 is still circulating in California, and in some parts of the state, growing stronger. That’s why it is critical we take this step to limit the spread of the virus in the counties that are seeing the biggest increases,” Gavin said in a written statement, via the Los Angeles Times.

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56% of Californians Expected to Get Coronavirus in Next 8 Weeks, Gavin Newsom Says

Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, has revealed some very unsettling data about coronavirus.

The governor wrote a letter to President Trump and said that health officials in the state expect that 56% of all Californians will be infected with COVID-19 within the next eight weeks.

Newsom has requested that the Navy ship USNS Mercy, the largest hospital ship in the world, be deployed to the state.

“The acquisition of the Mercy here off the coast of the state of California would provide additional 1,000 bed capacity, provides support for pharmacists and other diagnostic equipment,” Newsom said in the letter (via ABC).

“This resource will help decompress the health care delivery system to allow the Los Angeles region to ensure that it has the ability to address critical acute care needs, such as heart attacks and strokes or vehicle accidents, in addition to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases,” he added.

Out of the 13,322 confirmed cases in the U.S. at the time of this post, 894 of them are located in California. There have been 17 deaths in the state.