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Officials warn against pandemic fatigue as California sees uptick in COVID-19 cases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KION)

UPDATE 11/4/2020 12:30 p.m. COVID-19 restrictions have been in place since March, and California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly is warning everyone to stay vigilant.

Ghaly said many people feel exhausted and impatient, but the state is seeing an uptick in cases and the positivity rate.

He reports that COVID-19 hospitalizations have increased by 13.5% over the last 14 days, and ICU hospitalizations have increased by 19.5% over the same period of time.

As we enter the flu season and get closer to major holidays, Ghaly is reminding Californians to wear a face covering, avoid mixing, keep activities outside, wash hands often, practice physical distancing and stay home when sick.

PREVIOUS STORY: California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly is providing an update on the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During his briefings, Ghaly usually provides an update on tier assignments for California counties.

According to the California Department of Public Health, there were more than 934,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide as of Monday. 17,686 people have died.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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