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Newsom: “Very likely” that shutdown orders extend into 2021

In a Monday briefing, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that many areas of the state would likely see an extension of his 3-week stay-at-home order which is set to expire in the San Joaquin Valley on December 28, Deadline reports.

“Based upon all the data,” said the Governor, “It’s very likely that we’re going to extend the stay at home order.” Another part of the state likely to see the order extended is the San Joaquin Valley which, along with Southern California, is at 0% ICU capacity and into their surge plans, which can add another 20% capacity, said Newsom.

The state reported 37,892 new daily cases on Monday and 83 new deaths, for a total of 22,676 lives lost to the virus.

The 7-day average of new cases is 43,901.

Newsom hinted that there may be some softening of the rise of the daily new cases numbers, given the last 2 days have been down from the all-time high and are now tracking below the 7-day average.

Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.