Coronavirus Updates: Gov. Newsom Says the Worst May Not be Over for California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom appeared on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday and co-host Tony Dokoupil asked, “Can you say from where you’re sitting at this moment that the worst is over in California?”

Newsom responded, “No, because if we all pull back, we could see a second wave that makes this pale in comparison. I can’t say that. Honestly, that’s determined by the act of 40 million Californians stepping in, continuing to meet this moment… ICU numbers are beginning to flatten, but we’re not seeing yet the significant decline that we need to see ultimately to toggle back. But we are committed to a process. We’ve socialized that process. And we are leaning in, working with 58 counties across the state to make sure that we do it together in a thoughtful and strategic way.”

Last week, Newsom announced the beginnings of a plan to relax the stay-at-home order and reopen the economy and society under new guidelines. Newsom alluded to the next phase on CBS, and the governor is expected to give more details in a press conference on Wednesday.

“I don’t anticipate that normalcy that many of us wish for happening any time soon,” Newsom said on CBS. “But we will begin to toggle back, to put a little dimmer switch up, and begin to change the way we currently are conducting ourselves from a full lockdown stay at home order to one that is more prescriptive, targeted and strategized.”

Dokoupil also asked Newsom about baseball and whether games may happen this summer, as soon as July. “But the idea of tens of thousands of fans coming together across their differences, high-fiving one another, hugging each other— after a base hit or a strikeout— is not something I’m anticipating any time soon,” he said on CBS.

Cumulative cases in the greater Bay Area (due to limited testing these numbers reflect only a small portion of likely cases):

ALAMEDA COUNTY: 1,191 confirmed cases, 42 deaths

For more information on Alameda County cases, visit the public health department website.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY: 707 confirmed cases, 22 deaths

For more information on Contra Costa County cases, visit the public health department website.

LAKE COUNTY: 6 confirmed cases

For information on Lake County and coronavirus, visit the public health department website.

MARIN COUNTY: 199 confirmed cases, 10 deaths

Fore more information on Marin County cases, visit the public health department website.

MONTEREY COUNTY: 141 confirmed cases, 4 deaths

For more information on Monterey County cases, visit the public health department website.

NAPA COUNTY: 48 cases, 2 deaths

For more information on Napa County cases, visit the public health department website.

SAN BENITO COUNTY: 44 confirmed cases, 2 deaths

For more information on San Benito County cases, visit the public health department website.

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY: 1,216 confirmed cases, 20 deaths

For more information on San Francisco County cases, visit the public health department website.

SAN MATEO COUNTY: 920 confirmed cases, 28 deaths

For more information on San Mateo County cases, visit the public health department website.

SANTA CLARA COUNTY: 1,922 confirmed cases, 83 deaths

Fore more information on Santa Clara County cases, visit the public health department website.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY: 106 confirmed cases, 2 deaths

For more information on Santa Cruz County cases, visit the public health department website. 

SOLANO COUNTY: 180 confirmed cases, 2 deaths

For more information on Solano County cases, visit the public health department website.

SONOMA COUNTY: 181 confirmed cases, 2 deaths

For more information on Sonoma County cases, visit the public health department website.