SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to provide further updates Monday on the situation facing California, where authorities have warned of a potential huge surge in cases due to travel and gatherings for the December holidays and New Year’s.
California’s coronavirus death toll has topped 26,500 and confirmed cases have neared 2.4 million since the pandemic began.
The state Department of Public Health says California's swamped hospitals held 20,690 COVID-19 patients, including more than 4,500 in intensive care units as of Sunday.
In hard-hit Los Angeles County, the total COVID-19 death toll reached 10,773 and confirmed cases topped 818,000. The county reports that more than 7,500 people are hospitalized, including 21% in ICUs.