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Millions in San Francisco Bay Area to face stay-home-order starting Sunday

Five counties to pre-emptively adopt statewide order as hospitals fill amid coronavirus surge

Millions of people in the San Francisco Bay Area will go under a new stay-at-home order beginning this weekend as coronavirus cases surge and hospitals fill up, health officials announced on Friday.

On Thursday California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, launched a regional stay-at-home order pegged to intensive-care unit capacity at hospitals. Once the ICU capacity of a region falls below 15%, a stay-at-home order will be triggered, with the vast majority of California expected to meet that criteria within the next few days.

Related: Q&A: California’s new stay-at-home order explained

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