With the percentage of intensive care unit beds available in the region dropping to 15%, Southern California districts are likely to face an order for shelter, the gateway to a new measure announced by government Gavin Newsom earlier this week.
As of Friday night, the percentage of ICU beds available in the Southern California region had dropped to 13.1%, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
To better monitor and regulate Covid-19 in the state, NewSom divided California into five regions: Northern California, the Bay Area, Greater Sacramento, the San Joaquin Valley, and Southern California.
The Southern California region has 11 counties: Imperial, Inio, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.
The new Regional Gold Home Order, which aims to stem the Covit-19 uprising and prevent more regional ICU capacity in the state, “bans private gatherings of any size, closes sectoral activities other than critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% concealment and above all physical Distance, ”among others Order.