The New Paper

January 26, 2021

California lifts coronavirus-driven stay-at-home orders

California health officials lifted regional stay-at-home orders across the state yesterday, citing a projected increase in ICU capacity. The coronavirus-driven restrictions were initially announced in December amid a surge in cases. Three regions (San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California) were still under the stay-at-home orders prior to yesterday’s announcement.

Extra: The announcement comes as new coronavirus cases decline in the US more broadly, with the 7-day average of new cases declining by over 30% nationally in the last two weeks.
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