Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday was expected to provide an update on California’s response to the recent spike in coronavirus cases, including new restrictions that could help contain the spread.

Newsom will be holding a news conference at noon to provide the update.

On Saturday, the state had 10,968 reported coronavirus cases, a 1.1% increase from the previous day, and 35 deaths from the disease, according to state data.

California’s coronavirus death toll from the virus stood at 18,253 as of Sunday.

The state’s positivity rate, which has been on a gradual rise since it bottomed out at 2.5% on Oct. 18, stood at 4.6% on Monday morning, a 1.4% increase over the past 14 days, state data shows.

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By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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