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Stay-at-home order triggered as Southern California ICU capacity drops to 13 percent

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A regional stay-at-home order has been triggered after Southern California's ICU capacity dropped below 15% Friday.

According to California Public Health, the ICU capacity dropped to 13.1%.

The public health order takes effect Saturday at 12:59 pm and restrictions will go into effect within 24 hours.

The state announced that if a region falls below the 15% ICU threshold, it will have 24 hours to implement the stay-at-home order.

The order will remain in effect for three weeks.

Governor Newsom announced the regional stay-at-home order Thursday

Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties are part of the Southern California region, which includes several other counties like Los Angeles and San Diego.

Click here to read more: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR20-323.aspx

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Yizel Medrano

Yizel Medrano is a producer at KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.

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