July 13, 2020

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VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Certified Deaf Interpreter, Jim Brune, A White male with blonde/brown hair, blonde/white goatee, and blue eyes wearing a dark maroon collared shirt with a black vest with buttons down the front.  Sitting in front of orange painted wall with a tan lampshade and window panes on his left.


DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello this is Jim, this is a summary from Governor Newsom’s press conference from Monday, July 13, 2020.

WHITE TEXT: Governor Newsom, Press Conference, July 13, 2020

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of Governor Newsom standing in front of the California state flag with a cut out of the state of California in red with a white image of the capitol building in front. White text at bottom of the picture: Governor Newsom.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: I want to provide you an update on what is happening regarding COVID-19.  I want to share with you several of my concerns.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Clip art of a Bar graph with each bar higher than the next and a zig-zag arrow above the bars. Abstract bars on the graph are shortest to the tallest: green, red, yellow, blue.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: First, the number of people with COVID-19 who have been hospitalized continues to increase. Second, the number of people with COVID-19 who have been admitted to the ICU (for those who are critical) also continue to rise.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of a patient in a hospital bed with a mask.  Two hospital workers standing, one on each side with masks, head covering, and gowns, in an ICU hospital room.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Third, the number of positive COVID-19 new cases continues to go up.  I will go into more detail about that later.  The best way we respond to these increases is like turning down a light dimmer and now we have to dim the lights down.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of a person’s hand pushing down on a light switch dimmer.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: So that we slow the spread by closing businesses as opposed to turning up the lights and opening businesses. We need to dim down because we need more information as to the number of hospitalizations, ICU, and new cases that continue to rise. As of today, July 13, we require all counties in California to close indoor operations.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of two windows with a white paper taped onto it with black text: CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: This includes: restaurants, wineries, wine tasting rooms, movie theaters, zoos, and museums.

IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS: Several pictures after the other: inside dining in an empty restaurant, large wine barrels in an empty room, people sitting at a bar with a bartender standing behind the bar, outside the front of a movie theater with neon lights reading: Regal 16 Cinemas, wooden fence with a green sign and white text: Welcome to the ZOO, and a bar with people sitting the shelves behind the bar are lit up with red, orange, and yellow lights.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: We are also ordering all bars to be closed. This applies to all of California, not limited to those on the monitoring list since July 1.  All counties must adjust their indoor operations and expand outdoor operations to comply with what I just mentioned.  The list of counties on the monitoring list is now up to 30.  Those 30 counties must follow the state-wide orders and must also close the following: gyms, worship centers, offices, personal care services (nail/hair salons/indoor malls).

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Several pictures after the other: inside of an empty gym with various machines in rows,  outside of a white worship building with a red door and across at the top of a steeple, inside of empty office buildings with walls and deks all in white, hair salon full of people in chairs and hairdressers standing, and a close up of a person getting nails done.

WHITE TEXT: 30 Counties = 80% of California Population equal to 32,000,000

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Those 30 counties – that is 80% of California’s population thus having a major impact. The most recent four counties to be added to the monitoring list are Placer, Sonoma, Sutter, and Yuba.

WHITE TEXT: Placer, Sonoma, Sutter, and Yuba.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Keep in mind that the list of counties will keep changing; suppose a county is reporting lower numbers of hospitalizations and ICU then that county may be removed from the monitoring list.  We expect the numbers of counties on the list to keep changing and I expect in the next few days we will add two more counties to the list.  Those 30 counties must do more to slow the spread by closing indoor operations, personal care services such as hair salons, nail salons, and indoor malls, worship centers, and gyms, etc. The total number of cases we’re experiencing here in California, as of yesterday (July 12), we had 8,358 cases (in white text).  Those seven-day averages to 8,211 (in white text).  23 counties were on the monitoring list, now 30.  Last week’s seven-day average was 7,876 (in white text). So you see that the seven-day average is trending upwards. The total number of tests conducted and the percentage of people that test positive, the positivity rate, was originally very high, as symptomatic people were going out and getting their tests. Now that we’re providing an average of over 107,000 tests on a daily basis, you’re seeing a positivity number increase, but the positivity rate has now settled in around 7.4% (in white text). In fact, specifically over a 14-day period, 7.4%.  Yesterday, July 12, we tested 138,000 people (in white text). Over a seven-day period, that number is at 7.7%. A seven-day average number of tests conducted over 107,000 (in white text).  As it relates to the test positivity rate, we constantly want to take a closer look. You’ll see where we were just a few weeks ago at 6.1% (in white text). Now, it’s 7.4% (in white text).  The total number of patients that are hospitalized with COVID-19 here in California are: 44,577 (in white text) people admitted to hospital; 6,485 (in white text) people in hospital with COVID-19; 9% of beds used by people with COVID-19. Last week, at this time, it was a little above 8%, now we are at almost 9% (in white text) in one week.  As hospitalizations go up, variably we’ll start to see ICU admissions begin to increase. You’ll see, in this slide 1,833 individuals now admitted to our ICU. That represents a 20% increase in the last 2 weeks.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of a patient in a hospital bed with a mask.  Two hospital workers standing, one on each side with masks, head covering, and gowns, in an ICU hospital room. Under the picture, white text: ICU.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Total beds filled by ICU COVID-19 patients is 1,833 (in white text) which is an increase from two weeks ago of 20% (white text: +20%). The total ICU AND NICU beds in California is 11,635 (in white text). Total ICU AND NICU beds available is 4,178 (in white text).  The number of ICU beds currently being used is 1,833 (in white text). You’ll see the total number of ventilators, available still above 10,000 (10,000+ available in white text) though, BEFORE consistently above 11,000 ventilators available. That’s something to watch as the number of available ventilators has reduced by nearly 1,000. Two counties have few ICU beds available, those are in Placer and Butte Counties (in white text), their ICU capacity is now almost full with less than 20% of beds available (in white text).  Want to remind all of you that this virus is not going away anytime soon. We thought maybe when it gets warm, it’s going to go away but that is not the case. We see across America, very hot weather, still the same, see numbers increase. So that’s why it’s important for us to understand that COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon until there is a vaccine and or we find a successful medicine. We now partner with many universities, research labs – they focus on finding medicine, finding a cure.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A tan-skinned man with a bald head wearing glasses, smiling, looking at the camera, wearing a gray suit jacket, white shirt, and a red and gray tie.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Tomorrow, July 14, Dr. Ghaly, California Director of Health and Human Services, will give more information about testing.  That includes schools, offices, and different businesses. Will share how we are testing in diverse communities, and for people who are vulnerable to catching the virus. To slow the spread, please limit your mixing with people outside of your household. If you do mix, it is so important that you take that mixing outside.  We researched and found that if people interact with others outside in the open air that the virus spread less.  If people socialize inside buildings and have less air circulation, the virus spreads more.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Several after the other: A white rectangle with image of a blue face with a white mask. Two people standing apart, facing outward, with a white two-way arrow between them. Black rectangle with an image of hands washing on left, a stopwatch in the middle, and pink text on right: 20 seconds.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: I want to emphasize the importance of wearing a mask, wearing a face covering. Continue physical distancing when you’re coming into contact with strangers or people outside of your household and continue to practice appropriate hygiene and washing of your hands and the like. Yesterday 23 people died (in white text). Last Saturday, 72 died (in white text). We think of their families and love ones. Let me be honest:  23 may seem like not that many, but last week I reported 6 people died.  Then suddenly, more than 100 people died.   This proves that people can die from this.   The good news is we have over 300 million masks (white text: 300,000,000 masks); N95 masks, hundreds of millions being distributed over the last few months, hundreds of millions more will be distributed as we increase our supply of PPE.  We now have over 10,000 people that have been trained in our contact tracing (white text: Contact Tracing 10,000 employees). They are responsible to call COVID-19 patients to ask questions about how they got the virus so we can trace where it came from and trace where it may go.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Flowchart from one person (black figurine) with red lines to 2 figurines, those 2 have red lines to 2 more persons each, and they each spread 2 red lines to 2 more persons each.

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Thank you all, for your perseverance, for your patience.  Together with if we work together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19.


Disclaimer: This transcript is a back-translation of the Latent Interpretation and is not intended to be a verbatim reproduction of the original message.  For questions, comments, and feedback, please email latentimedia@gmail.com  Thank you!