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Butte County hospitalizations increase; CA posts single-day record of Covid-19 cases

Gov. Newsom gives stark warning of possible new stay at home order in purple tiered counties. The state will now look at hospitalizations along with other statistics to determine a response.

Posted: Dec 3, 2020 12:28 AM
Updated: Dec 3, 2020 8:08 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - California reported a new single-day record of over 20,000 positive cases of Covid-19.

That number shatters the previous record by more than 2,000, which brings California's total to over 1.25 million cases.

Butte County added 49 new cases, and also added 12 hospitalizations for COVID-19.

I spoke with people in Butte County to see how they feel about these increasing numbers.

Much of Northern California remains in the purple tier, including Butte County.

Governor Newsom says the state will look to gather more data in those purple tiered counties to determine if a new stay at home order will be necessary.

"We're not just now looking at positivity rates, we're not just now looking at case rates. We are now looking in real-time at hospitalization numbers and ICU capacity in those regions," said Gov. Newsom in his daily COVID-19 response press conference.

Action News reached out to hospitals in Butte County. Oroville and Enloe Hospitals said off-camera that they are still operating as normal, despite the increase in hospitalizations.

Butte County now has a total of 35 hospitalizations, more than a third of those announced Tuesday.

Some people contribute the rise in COVID-19 related numbers to the holidays.

"I think there are definitely numbers on the rise and it's been like that lately a lot more recently. You see a lot more people going out because of the holiday season and whatnot," said Tyler Stanchaia.

"I'm not too concerned, I always like to go out and wear my trusted mask, keep a little distance between me and whoever it is I'm talking with," he said. "Every time I go home to see family, just make sure I get tested."

"If these trends continue, we're going to have to take a much more dramatic arguably drastic action including taking a look at those purple tier counties. They are now 51 out of the 58 counties," said Gov. Newsom.

If the state decides to move forward with a new stay at home order, they say it will primarily target the purple tiered counties.

99.2% of California's population lives in a purple tiered county.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3573549

Reported Deaths: 52491
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119295421467
Riverside2897733792
San Bernardino2867552940
Orange2614083921
San Diego2606253303
Santa Clara1107551781
Kern103422877
Fresno955481443
Sacramento935281484
Alameda807771242
Ventura77749852
San Joaquin668291126
Contra Costa62720681
Stanislaus56235949
Tulare48013761
Monterey42261328
San Mateo39059515
San Francisco34291422
Santa Barbara32050413
Solano30115164
Merced29147401
Sonoma28193298
Imperial26909635
Kings22082220
Placer19861232
San Luis Obispo19696235
Madera15496214
Santa Cruz14671183
Marin13231197
Yolo12851185
Shasta11017174
Butte10970163
El Dorado9160100
Napa905369
Sutter888097
Yuba577337
San Benito577261
Lassen562419
Tehama508652
Nevada397274
Tuolumne396059
Mendocino381643
Amador346641
Humboldt321033
Lake316441
Glenn223023
Colusa213613
Calaveras191049
Siskiyou176014
Inyo131337
Mono12144
Del Norte10035
Plumas6536
Modoc4564
Mariposa3957
Trinity3705
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