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Three more counties move to less restrictive tiers
Three counties could move to less restrictive tiers in the California Department of Public Health's recent coronavirus reopening data update. The data also showed many counties in the red tier have a slim chance of moving to the yellow tier before June 15, when Governor Gavin Newsom said the state could reopen fully.
Starting Wednesday, Madera will be in the orange tier of the state's reopening plan while Mono and San Mateo will be in the yellow tier. The businesses and activities in these counties will be able to loosen their COVID-19 restrictions.
With this week's data update, there is no hope for counties in the red tier to reach the yellow tier before June 15. It would take a minimum of five weeks for a county to move from the red tier to the yellow tier and the last tier adjustment is slated for four weeks from now, assuming the state does reopen when it planned to.
Latest coronavirus numbers in California
According to the latest figures from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California has 3,656,967 confirmed coronavirus cases to date.
There have been 61,246 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic, with the state announcing 5 new deaths on Tuesday.
As of May 11, a total of 32,851,089 vaccine doses have been administered statewide, with over 14.5 million people fully vaccinated.
Resources guide for California families
- San Joaquin County Help: A Resource Guide for Struggling Families and Individuals
- Yolo County Help: A Resource Guide for Struggling Families and Individuals
- Stanislaus County Help: A Resource Guide for Struggling Families and Individuals
- Sacramento County Help: A Resource Guide for Struggling Families and Individuals
- Where to find help in Placer County: A resource guide for struggling individuals and families
- Northern California Help: A resource guide for struggling Families and individuals