4 North State counties placed into state's most restrictive Covid-19 tier

Four counties in the North State have moved into the most restrictive tier of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Posted: Nov 16, 2020 12:11 PM
Updated: Nov 16, 2020 4:59 PM

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Four counties in the North State have moved into the most restrictive tier of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

As of Monday morning, Butte, Trinity, Glenn, and Siskiyou counties have been placed into the state's most restrictive purple tier, according to the state's website. Gov. Newsom said there is now a total of 41 counties in the purple tier. Last week, there were only 13 counties in the purple tier.

“We are sounding the alarm,” Newsom said in a statement. “California is experiencing the fastest increase in cases we have seen yet — faster than what we experienced at the outset of the pandemic or even this summer. The spread of COVID-19, if left unchecked, could quickly overwhelm our health care system and lead to catastrophic outcomes.”

Butte County Public Health Department said in a press conference, schools that were already open may remain open in the purple tier. But they cannot expand their classroom sizes or add students.

Trinity County Public Health said it has moved to the purple tier due to rising test positivity rates. Trinity County's current test positivity rate is 10.3% of the 427 tests completed over the past two weeks. Health officials said this is an indication of expanding community spread of the virus. 

Gov. Gavin Newsom provided an update Monday at noon on the state's response to the coronavirus. Click Here to watch.

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

To learn what is allowed in each tier of the state's color-coded system, view the PDF below.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1145209

Reported Deaths: 18862
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3741347497
San Bernardino875421129
Riverside821751417
San Diego74361984
Orange719531556
Kern39437445
Fresno36688477
Sacramento34186550
Santa Clara31603467
Alameda27857499
San Joaquin24804504
Contra Costa22747258
Stanislaus20932420
Tulare19882304
Ventura18480175
Imperial15568355
San Francisco14662158
Monterey14265115
San Mateo13561170
Sonoma11608155
Merced11388179
Santa Barbara10944133
Kings1025987
Solano974581
Marin7596129
Placer614868
Madera593883
San Luis Obispo581135
Shasta447043
Yolo436374
Santa Cruz400328
Butte376559
Sutter294814
Napa281117
El Dorado20184
Yuba186610
San Benito176716
Lassen17153
Tehama152623
Mendocino144122
Nevada11319
Glenn8537
Lake84519
Tuolumne8068
Humboldt8019
Colusa6636
Siskiyou5652
Mono5073
Amador45716
Calaveras43421
Del Norte2961
Inyo28016
Plumas1810
Trinity1240
Mariposa1202
Modoc1180
Alpine420
Sierra190
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