California reveals data used to lift stay-at-home order

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Eric and Tess from Pasadena enter the Skylight Book store, decorated with a poster of American poet Amanda Gorman, in Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 25. California has lifted regional stay-at-home orders statewide in response to improving coronavirus conditions. AP photo/Damian Dovarganes photo
Don Thompson The Associated Press California’s health department Monday, Jan. 25, released to the public previously secret projections for future hospital intensive care unit capacity throughout the state, the key metric for lifting the coronavirus stay-at-home order. However, state officials did not explain how regional per capita virus cases and transmission rates that also were released might influence how much ICU space will be available in four weeks. The week before, state health officials told The Associated Press they were keeping all the data secret because it was complicated and might mislead the public. The release of the data points came after coronavirus experts, joined by a public access organization and a business group, said the information should be public, a
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