At least 36 counties are on California's watch list and have been ordered to close many of their indoor operations.
More than 8,100 deaths across the state have so far been linked to the virus and at least 6,912 people are hospitalized, with 1,993 people in ICUs.
Health officials said that the state's positivity rate, a key indicator in how fast the virus is spreading within a community, is on the rise. That positivity rate — the number of people testing positive compared to how many are getting tested — is at about 7.5%, according to state data.
For comparison, New York has brought its rate down to about 1%, a statistic the governor touted as "really great, great news." Meanwhile in Florida, Miami-Dade County's positivity rate is at about 18%, according to county data.