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Low-income California zip codes see spike in virus cases

Virus Outbreak California
Posted at 11:28 AM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 14:38:26-04

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Data show hundreds of new infections in densely populated neighborhoods that are more likely home to low-income residents in one California county.

Orange County health officials say residents living certain parts of Anaheim and Santa Ana are more likely to live in multi-generational or multi-family households and many of them hold jobs in stores and restaurants.

Cases and hospitalizations in the county have grown significantly in the last couple weeks, reflecting a statewide trend that prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom this week to sound renewed alarm bells.

He urged Imperial County to reimpose a stay-at-home order to deal with a high rate of positive cases and hospitalizations.