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Gov. Gavin Newsom. (Photo: Twitter press conference)

Gov. Newsom Issues Another COVID Statewide Business Lockdown

With 5.2 million testing negative for COVID in CA, what do the numbers mean?

By Katy Grimes, July 13, 2020 4:19 pm

California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued an order for the entire state to again close indoor businesses: Fitness centers and gyms, churches, offices, hair and nail salons and barbershops, shopping malls, restaurants, bars, museums, zoos and movie theaters are all subject to the latest lockdown. While businesses are forced to close again, the governor is also planning on letting another 8,000 inmates out of prison by the end of the month.

The governor says, “#COVID19 is not going away anytime soon and Californians must adapt to new behaviors to slow the spread.” However, California’s mortality rate attributable to COVID-19 is quite low in a state of 40 million residents, compared to other much smaller states. 

But what are the numbers, and why is Newsom shutting businesses back down so quickly after they recently re-opened? With testing for COVID-19 going up exponentially, positive tests are also going up, but negative tests are showing up in much higher numbers. Newsom continues to focus on the “surge” and “spike” in positive test results, which according to physicians don’t actually mean that much.

Many in the state are critical of how Newsom has used the coronavirus to change society and destroy the state’s economy, all while shredding the Constitution. It is inevitable that this business lockdown has become more and more political when you look at who is controlling politics in California, an Epidemiologist told California Globe. Every Constitutional officer in the state is a Democrat. The Legislature has a super super Democrat majority, and the governor is a Democrat who admitted that he was using the coronavirus to advance the left’s agenda.

Just the facts

California has administered 5,544, 365 total COVID-19 tests.

329,162 Californians tested positive for COVID-19.

There have been 7,040 total deaths in California attributed to COVID.

This also means 5,215,203 Californians have tested negative for COVID-19.  But you won’t find that number in media reports.

July 1st, California Globe reported, “Ahead of the July 4th weekend ‘with numbers surging,’ Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will tighten coronavirus restrictions and look to more strictly enforce them. There were over 100,000 Californians who tested negative for COVID-19 in one day. California for the month of June shows more than 2 million negative tests. That is up from May where we only had 1.2 million negative tests.”

The same is true today – with more testing for COVID-19, there are also far more negative tests than positive, according to Johns Hopkins.


Johns Hopkins California chart on testing. (Photo: Johns Hopkins)


Looking around the state, the positive and negative testing numbers are similar.

San Francisco County

San Francisco City and County reports 187,600 total COVID-19 tests given.

4,590 San Franciscans tested positive.

There have been 50 deaths in San Francisco County attributed to COVID-19.

That leaves 183,010 San Franciscans who have tested negative for COVID-19.

San Francisco County’s population is 879,166.

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County reports 1,336,681 total COVID-19 tests given.

133,549 Los Angeles residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

There have been 3,809 deaths in Los Angeles County attributed to COVID-19.

That leaves 1,203,132 Los Angeles residents who tested negative for COVID-19.

Los Angeles County’s population is over 10 million.

Sacramento County

Sacramento County reports 125,350 total COVID-19 have been given.

5,714 Sacramento County residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

There have been 83 deaths in Sacramento County attributed to COVID-19.

That leaves 119,636 Sacramento County residents who tested Negative for COVID-19.

Sacramento County’s population is over 1.5 million.

Physicians Sound Off

An emergency room physician who spoke with California Globe said even doctors are having a difficult time getting good data through their hospitals. He said trends are far more important numbers than raw numbers to study, as it gives more context. He also said while they are seeing more 20-50-year olds testing positive, they are not being admitted to the hospital.

A recent article in Off-Guardian found “the virus—like every virus in the history of mankind—is running out of people to infect.”

“In this article on the CDC’s new data, they also highlighted how the cascading declines in IFR has removed all the fears of doomsday:

That ‘best estimate’ scenario also assumes that 35 percent of infections are asymptomatic, meaning the total number of infections is more than 50 percent larger than the number of symptomatic cases. It therefore implies that the IFR is between 0.2 percent and 0.3 percent.

By contrast, the projections that the CDC made in March, which predicted that as many as 1.7 million Americans could die from COVID-19 without intervention, assumed an IFR of 0.8 percent. Around the same time, researchers at Imperial College produced a worst-case scenario in which 2.2 million Americans died, based on an IFR of 0.9 percent.”

The author reported “COVID-19 virus is on its final legs, and while I have filled this post with graphs to prove everything I just said, this is really the only graph you need to see, it’s the CDC’s data, over time, of deaths from COVID-19 here in the U.S., and the trend line is unmistakable:

“If virologists were driving policy about COVID-19 rather than public health officials, we’d all be Sweden right now, which means life would effectively be back to normal.”

The United States

John Hopkins statistics report 40,282,176 total tests for COVID-19 given throughout the country.

There are 3,291,969 confirmed positive tests.

The United States has 135,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 as of Monday.

That leaves 39,990,207 total Negative tests in the U.S. for COVID-19.

New coronavirus ‘cases’ shouldn’t be focus —  hospitalizations and deaths matter says Stanford doctor

Dr. Scott Atlas of Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, has been doing a superior job of explaining why Americans shouldn’t be fearful of the increase spread of coronavirus.

“When you look all over at the states who are seeing a lot of new cases, you have to look at who is getting infected because we should know by now, that the goal is not to eliminate all cases, that’s not rational, it’s not necessary, if we just protect the people who are going to have serious complications,” Atlas told KUSI in San Diego recently. “We look at the cases, yes there’s a lot more cases, by the way they do not correlate in a time sense to any kind of reopening of states. If you look at the timing, that’s just a misstatement, a false narrative. The reality is they may correlate to the new protests and massive demonstrations, but it’s safe to say the majority of new cases are among younger, healthier people.”

Dr. Atlas also said that there’s been too heavy of a focus on an uptick in cases, “especially in places where governors either have reinstated or have further enforced restrictions,” Fox News reported. “When we see this focus on more cases, it doesn’t really matter how many cases — it only matters who gets the cases. We know that the infection-fatality rate for people under 70 is 0.04 percent — that’s less than or equal to the seasonal flu,” he said.

Johns Hopkins has a comparison of the states:

Alabama 10271 1063 22.8
Alaska 19442 188 2.3
Arizona 9537 1672 30.0
Arkansas 12265 925 10.6
California 13337 806 17.8
Colorado 6775 642 30.3
Connecticut 15624 1324 121.7
Delaware 13867 1318 53.5
District of Columbia 17659 1538 80.9
Florida 11621 1195 19.7
Georgia 10123 1088 28.5
Hawaii 6493 84 1.3
Idaho 6975 599 5.8
Illinois 15267 1209 57.8
Indiana 8341 763 41.2
Iowa 11671 1098 23.7
Kansas 7480 642 10.1
Kentucky 9800 428 13.9
Louisiana 19838 1648 73.0
Maine 8848 263 8.4
Maryland 10414 1199 54.8
Massachusetts 13711 1614 120.4
Michigan 12746 764 63.2
Minnesota 13225 741 27.4
Mississippi 11195 1186 41.2
Missouri 7746 451 17.8
Montana 10671 158 2.7
Nebraska 10566 1088 14.8
Nevada 11246 884 19.5
New Hampshire 9753 444 28.8
New Jersey 18648 1964 174.3
New Mexico 19260 705 25.9
New York 23594 2052 165.5
North Carolina 11326 808 14.6
North Dakota 15900 558 11.4
Ohio 8410 549 26.0
Oklahoma 10647 502 10.7
Oregon 6972 283 5.5
Pennsylvania 7124 775 53.9
Puerto Rico 6324 293 5.2
Rhode Island 15762 1637 92.3
South Carolina 9600 1076 18.7
South Dakota 10157 845 12.4
Tennessee 14876 901 10.9
Texas 8465 886 10.9
Utah 12823 913 6.7
Vermont 11980 205 8.9
Virginia 9232 819 23.0
Washington 8871 520 18.9
West Virginia 11287 230 5.3
Wisconsin 11793 614 14.1
Wyoming 6909 318 3.6
Johns Hopkins state comparison. (png: coronavirus.jhu.edu)
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22 thoughts on “Gov. Newsom Issues Another COVID Statewide Business Lockdown

  1. Katy, we can always rely on you to compile the facts and figures.
    We cannot rely on Governor Newsom to do the same. He is intent on crippling the economy. The small business community need to come together and standup to the tyranny. The medical data is in the favor of continuing the opening of businesses not the reversal!

    The clinicians need to also ban together and challenge his “logic”.

    I listened to his address today and he emphasized the importance of being outside and being allowed to go to beaches. He then bans zoos which are now struggling to feed their animals. Last time I checked zoos are an outdoor activity!

    This is all so crazy and very unfair. We can protect our vulnerable populations and let the healthy return to normal, yes I said it NORMAL!

    1. Agreed! Newsom is an idiot! Following dem protocol to get people upset with President Trump. He needs to go! He does nothing against the ransacked and lets them run wild while threatening hairdressers if they, God forbid, cut hair! Businesses who are not causing the problem need to rise up and demand their rights to be open! Impeach the guy!

  2. Excellent article Katy. You won’t see or hear this on the msm. They would not know how to decipher it because it would just go right over their heads. Look forward to hearing you and Phil discussing this Wednesday morning.

    1. AJ ,Gruesome needs to make room for people who are in violation of the lockdown. And the the 8000 convicts are just “social justice warriors” who are victims of “systemic racism”.

  3. Per Roosevelt: “Hunger is not debatable.” And neither is unemployment and destitution.

    And Newsom is creating it. And all because of some glorified, goddamn cold.

    Combined with his inaction on the various “Peaceful Protests” that trashed the various urban and suburban areas, he can forget about ever being re-elected for anything.

    And the same things goes for any candidate with a ‘D’ after their name as well, since it has become synonymous with anti-Trump, left-wing extremism at the expense of all else. Ditto for anybody who’s female – esp. with an hyphenated last name – or who’s the least bit ethnic. They won’t even be able to be elected dogcatcher.

    He, and his ilk, will be voted out. (Or not, who knows, ballot harvesting and all that, thanks government unions.) But until that happens, we’ll all be paying for it. And because the damage is already done, we’ll all be paying for it long after they’re all gone.

    Just a thought.


    P.S. I miss my gym, and I miss my salad bar.

    P.P.S. Is Newsom missing any haircuts? I doubt it.

  4. California Globe is one of the few media outlets in California that informs us with facts instead of biased propaganda. Gov. Newsom needs to be stopped before he completely destroys this once great state.
    Recall Gov. Newsom!

  5. 2 weeks after the riots started the weekly COVID-19 cases in California doubled from 25,797 the week of 6/15 to 52,550 the week of 6/22.
    California’s COVID mortality rate for the week of 07/01 was 0.9%.
    2019–2020 influenza season pediatric deaths: 16
    COVID-19 pediatric deaths: Zero
    If they want to keep schools because of COVID they need to shut them down every flu season.

  6. If you want proof that this tyrannical dictator Governor-child is doing this based upon pure societal control – here is a lengthy article proving that the migration from hospitalizations and deaths to “cases” is pure, political power & control being exercised :


    I wonder if his Plumpjack Winery is also being closed this time, or if he left his own open while he closed the competition the last time…

    He is willfully harming the livelihoods of the state of California, while fomenting fear, uncertainty & doubt to achieve social control, for the damn flu…

    Join with the recall Newsom rally being held in Ventura on August 8 by Pastor Rob McCoy & others.

    If you can’t make the rally, sign the recall papers at a location that can be found at http://www.recallgavin2020.com

    This monster must be stopped….

  7. Let’s hope the money sent to China, allegedly for (bogus) masks, is being investigated. There is something fishy going on there. California is about 90 days away from financial collapse, and people are concerned about masks and social distancing.

  8. I was shamefully a democrat. No more. Cancer, destitute by Allen Bernstein from my job as a bilingual teacher, and now Newsom wants to give away what I acquired by working 8 to 8 with students. My tenants are drug dealers, undocumented, and section 8 have more rights and services than legal hard-working people. This is unacceptable!!!
    Free Education through college-DACA
    FREE housing-Section8
    Free Medical-If illegal
    Priority College at UC and Cal State
    F the democrat party. I am gone

  9. Newsom is just messing with us now. He seems to enjoy it. Not surprising, because apparently he is known for having a mean streak a mile wide. Some might call it a sadistic streak. If he had any sense of responsibility toward the people of California (as is his sworn duty), never mind a concern for their well-being, he would simply disclose what his specific political goals are in jerking us around like this. We might not like what those goals are, but it would at least reveal a sense of fair play. But no, he prefers to send Californians from every walk of life on an unending, unwelcome, and not-at-all-fun roller coaster ride EVERY SINGLE DAY of this contrived, so-called “emergency.”

  10. I always had a feeling hair-gel was being controlled by nasty aunt nancy and probably several others. But with all his latest childish, foolish, amateurish, incompetent, self-imploding and nazi hate-filled decisions it sure seems as though the puppet now thinks he’s a real boy.

  11. Love your work Katy, thanks for all the details, hopefully they will be used to bankrupt and jail these traitors sooner rather than later! 🙂
    The stock market is inversely related to “covid”. The worse it gets the better the market gains… because the FED creates currency and buys the market. It is a titanic heist on multiple levels,
    The FED is behind all of this:

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