Newsom: State beginning to see signs that renewed precautions are working


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that California is beginning to see signs of a positive impact from renewed coronavirus closures.

The number of positive cases in the state has declined by 21% and California’s positivity rate — which is frequently cited as a more telling metric than overall case totals — is also falling.

“It’s still too high,” Newsom said of the state’s case rate. “We’ll need to see another few weeks of this data to feel confident.”

But the governor did commend Californians for following stricter protocols and urged them to continue.

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