COVID-19 updates: The holiday season has increased the coronavirus’s spread, with many traveling to see their loved ones and attending events. Last week, California witnessed some of its highest COVID death totals, which has caused lots of worries.
According to Deadline, Governor Newsom, on Wednesday, announced that the state, in the past 24 hours, has experienced 361 Covid-related deaths over the past 24 hours. Which isn’t up to the 379 deaths on December 16th. And relating to the state’s ICU capacity, which was 2.5% on Monday, has now dropped to 1.1%
Things are really heating up in California as they’ve become the first state in the US to surpass 2 million COVID-19 cases. Mercurynews says it took the state nine months to get to 1 million cases, but just six weeks to get another 1 million.
“We have to be careful of what we’re walking into in the next few days, with Christmas and New Year’s,” Governor Newsom said. “We have experienced this surge on top of a surge from Thanksgiving.”
“At peril will be a surge, on top of a surge on top of a surge unless we are careful about or travel plans this holiday and our proximity to those from other households.”
We warned further that if Californians don’t practice social distancing and isolation, that they risk a new peak in new cases “in the middle and latter part of January and February.”
Play Your Part in the Fight Against COVID-19
Before the COVID-19 vaccine is available to the general public, you have to play your part in the fight. Follow all the safety precautions: practice social distancing, wear masks, self isolate when you notice symptoms, and most importantly, get tested to know your status.
Where to Get COVID Tested Locally
Based on the latest COVID-19 updates it’s important to know where to access local testing. Our COVID testing site is located at 5555 Hamner Ave, Norco, CA 92860. Open on Monday-Sunday from 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, Norco residents can schedule an appointment and receive rapid COVID-19 testing results with our user-friendly and safe drive through set up. There is also a Torrance location for those closer to Los Angeles. Talk to us here.