“California is slowly starting to emerge from the most dangerous surge of this pandemic yet, which is the light at the end of the tunnel we’ve been hoping for,” said Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of California Health and Human Services. Officials with the California Department of Public Health have lifted the stay-at-home order for all countries amid signs that Covid-19 is spreading at a slower rate across the state.
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🔹 Confirmed cases to date: 3,136,158
🔹 Note: Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed
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Stay-at-home orders restrict people from leaving their homes for anything other than essential activities, which are intended to limit people’s contact with each other to slow the spread of the disease.
This sudden decision is questionable, or at least, opaque. The number is not be explained yet, it is based on four-week projections rather than actual current numbers. The case rates remain high across most of the country, in the meantime, the production or the effort of the vaccine is not determined.
Health officials reminded people that it is still critical to wear face masks when they leave home, stick to six-foot social distance, avoid gatherings and mixing with other households and maintain good hand-washing habits.
(citation: California Lifts Covid-19 Stay-At-Home Order Statewide from DEADLINE)