Newsom to ‘tighten things up’ as coronavirus cases rise


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he plans to “tighten things up” when it comes to the state’s stay-at-home order ahead of the busy Fourth of July weekend.

California has confirmed close to 223,000 infections, a nearly 50% increase over two weeks ago that’s been driven in part by the state’s ability to test more people. But more concerning for state officials is the steady growth in coronavirus-related hospitalizations.

Newsom said Tuesday that the state will be more aggressive on enforcing public health orders. Newsom spoke at a motel in Pittsburg, where about a dozen protesters interrupted his speech to demand police reforms. 

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