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San Joaquin Valley, Southern California to remain under stay-at-home order

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 18:26:40-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KERO) — UPDATE: The regional stay-at-home order has been extended indefinitely for the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California due to continued lack of ICU capacity, California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced Tuesday.

The regional stay-at-home order for the SJV was supposed to expire Monday after a three-week period. However, Ghaly said four-week projections for both regions show demand exceeding ICU capacity, which means the stay-at-home order will remain in effect. The order will be lifted when "ICU projections are above or equal to 15%."

The ICU capacity in the SJV is currently at 0% and is not expected to improve significantly within the next four weeks. Ghaly said the region will remain under the stay-at-home order until ICU capacity reaches at least 15%.

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