December 16th – California Governor Gavin Newsom said on the 15th local time that California is experiencing the “worst” COVID-19 epidemic so far. The state has ordered more than 5,000 shroud bags and prepared dozens of refrigerated trucks on standby.
According to ABC, Newsom said on the 15th that the state reported 3,226 cases of COVID-19 that day, which is at an “highest” case level. In addition, its 14-day average COVID-19 positive rate is 10.7%, the highest level since the outbreak.
Just two weeks ago, the proportion was 6.9%.
The governor noted that amid a spike in deaths, the state distributed 5,000 newly purchased shroud bags to San Diego, Los Angeles and Inyo counties and equipped 60 refrigerated trucks as backups in counties and hospitals.
California is also launching its coroner mutual aid and mass death program to coordinate coroners and morgues.”
It’s a deadly disease and we need to watch out where we are,” Newsom said. “We haven’t reached the finish line yet.”