“With the first phase of the wave (coronavirus), we will exceed the capacity of 50,000 seats around the middle of May,” he said in a daily address to citizens.
His speech was broadcast by KCRA3.
According to Newsom, these calculations are based on modeling the development of the situation. With the current forecast, up to 66,000 seats may be required.
“The good news is that we have time,” he said and called for compliance with doctors ‘ recommendations on minimizing contact and personal hygiene.
According to official data, in California on March 30, almost 7 thousand people were confirmed to have a coronavirus, 150 people died.
Earlier, the floating hospital Mercy was sent to Los Angeles to help the authorities in the fight against the coronavirus. The state has restrictions on the movement of citizens and the operation of businesses.