San Diego County may end up in California’s watch list, said a CBS8 report.
The state has notified San Diego County that it will be place on its monitoring list by July 3rd.
This is due to the record number of coronavirus cases that were reported on Thursday.
The rate of COVID-19 cases in the region went up from 103.8 to 112.8, said the report.
This is only in the past three days.
This has surpassed the California’s threshold of no more than 100 cases per every 100,000 residents.
What Will Happen Now?
Given the exponential effect of the coronavirus, it seems there is no dialing down its consequence.
San Diego County is expected to be in state’s watchlist for the next three days.
This will have a chain effect to the other restrictions that were removed by the county.
Also it could be forced to mandate more restrictive measures and additional closings based on guidance from the state.
Businesses could either close or modify their operations.
This can be in effect as early as July 7th and would last for three weeks.
Indoor activities could be restricted on the following businesses:
- Dine-in restaurants (outdoor, pick up or drive-through can occur)
- Wineries and tasting rooms
- Movie theaters, family entertainment centers and cardrooms
- Museums and zoos
San Francisco Doubled Its Cases
The average number of new coronavirus cases in San Francisco has doubled, according to the health department, said CNN.
The average daily count of new cases has gone from 24 to 54.
This is after comparing averages from June 13th to June 27th.
Also, hospitalizations in San Francisco have increased more than 50%.
Because of this San Francisco Mayor, London Breed, said she has paused the city’s plans to reopen further.
It was originally slated for June 29th.
Dr. Grant Colfax, the city’s director of health said:
“We are on high alert, and we know that when the virus takes off, it moves very fast.”