California Has First Daily Drop in ICU Coronavirus Patients

FRIDAY, April 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The first daily decline in intensive care hospitalizations during the coronavirus outbreak in California was reported Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The number of ICU patients fell 1.9% on Wednesday, to 1,132, and the state also had a decline in the rate of all coronavirus-related hospitalizations this week, the Associated Press reported.

"I caution anybody to read too much into that," Newsom said of the decline in ICU patients. "But nonetheless, it is encouraging. It reinforces the incredible work all of you are doing."

California is into its fourth week of a stay-at-home order that's closed schools and non-essential businesses across the state, the AP reported.

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