By Alix Martichoux
SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Gavin Newsom shared “early good signs” that things may be getting better in California amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is at 7,764, the governor said, which is down 21% from a week ago. Coronavirus-related hospitalizations are down 10% and ICU hospitalizations are down 5% over the past two weeks, Newsom added.
“Encouraging signs, but one week does not make the kind of trend that gives us confidence to generate headlines,” the governor said.
When asked what may be contributing to the apparent decline in transmission, whether it was more mask wearing or fewer gatherings, Newsom answered “all of the above.” He added the mandatory sectoral closings – including bars and indoor restaurants statewide – have also had an impact.
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