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California Governor Closes Indoor Dining Statewide, and Salons, Gyms in 30 Counties as Cases Surge

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Gov. Gavin Newsom closed indoor activities at restaurants and movie theaters statewide Monday, while also singling out 30 counties, including LA, Orange, San Diego and Riverside, to shut down businesses like salons and places of worship.

The orders came as cases of coronavirus surged in the state, and Los Angeles Unified School District announced students would not return for in-person classes in the fall.

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Newsom also said bars must shut down all operation statewide, while wineries were required to shut down indoor operations only.

Coronavirus Deaths in Your City and State — and Across the US

These charts use daily coronavirus death data from Johns Hopkins University to show the seven-day moving average of deaths at the city, state and country level.

The impact of coronavirus varies enormously in the United States from one place to another.

Source: Johns Hopkins University.
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"This virus is not going away anytime soon,'' Newsom said. "I hope all of us recognize that if we were still connected to some notion that somehow when it gets warm it's going to go away or somehow it's going to take summer months or weekends off, this virus has done neither. You've seen parts of the country with very hot ... weather where you're seeing an increase in positivity rates, an increase in hospitalizations and ICUs. Here in the state of California as we're seeing triple-digit weather in many parts of our state, we're still seeing an increase in the positivity rate, the community transmission. We're seeing an increase in the spread of the virus.''

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