County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar reacts to Southern California Stay-at-Home order
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – New health restrictions are now in effect in San Diego County and the rest of Southern California, shutting down indoor service at restaurants among other closures, due to the increasing number of coronavirus hospitalizations.
A state-mandated “regional stay-at-home” order went into effect at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, triggered when intensive-care unit bed availability remained below 15% after Saturday’s daily update, according to the California Department of Public Health.
The 11-county Southern California region’s available ICU capacity was 12.5% Saturday, a decrease from 13.1% the day before. The ICU capacity Sunday for the region was 10.3%. San Diego County had 20.5% of its ICU beds available as of Saturday.
Supervisor Gaspar joined Good Morning San Diego to address the dramatic rise in hospitalizations due to the pandemic response including abuse, depression, overdose, and behavioral health cases.