SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a briefing Monday afternoon with the latest update on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

You can watch the press conference live at noon on

The ICU capacity continues to drop in the Bay Area. Here are the latest ICU capacity numbers by region in California:

  • Bay Area 9.5%
  • Northern California 29.3%
  • Greater Sacramento 16.6%
  • San Joaquin Valley 0%
  • Southern California 0%

California reported more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases Sunday and 237 deaths.

Gov. Newsom said hospitalizations are plateauing in most of California, though not Southern California.

“We are seeing now a majority of the state experiencing a plateauing of hospitalizations, the rate of growth subsiding with one exception, Southern California,” Newsom said.

There has been a 67% increase in daily test average.

Newsom said it is likely that the regional stay-at-home order will be extended. Dr. Ghaly will give an update tomorrow, once today’s data is collected.

“We certainly anticipate the middle of January will be a difficult time in our hospitals when the cases from this week and next week start to stock on top of each other impacting our emergency rooms, hospital wards and ICU spaces,” Dr. Mark Ghaly said.

The earliest dates that regions may be eligible to exit are:

·         San Joaquin: 4-week ICU projections to be announced 12/29

·         Southern California: 4-week ICU projections to be announced 12/29

·         Greater Sacramento: January 1

·         Bay Area: January 8

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