Gavin Newsom on Monday extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising in the nation's most populated state.
The Democratic governor extended that order statewide Monday.
San Diego County and other counties on the state's monitoring lists are being directed to close indoor operations at fitness centers, worship services, offices for non-critical sections, personal care services, hair salons and barber shops and malls.
"The data suggests not everybody is practicing common sense", said Newsom, whose order takes effect immediately.
Newsom stated that 30 counties are now on the state monitoring list, making up around 80% of the population.
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Citing "skyrocketing infection rates", California's two largest school districts - serving the Los Angeles and San Diego areas - announced Monday that they would continue with online learning in the fall, rather than opening schools for in-person education. The order appeared to work as cases stabilized in the ensuing weeks while other states grappled with huge increases. Newsom moved quickly to let most businesses reopen in May.
On Sunday, 19 U.S. states saw case numbers reach new daily records, with Texas, Georgia and Florida each reporting more than 15,000 new cases on Sunday.
As of Monday, the state had reported more than 320,000 COVID-19 cases and over 7,000 deaths, with 23 people dying from the virus since Sunday.
"Some of this may be lag, we may see deaths start to climb again because we've only really experienced this rapid increase in cases over the last five to six weeks", Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's emergencies program, told CNBC.