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The California coronavirus outlook worsened over the holiday weekend, as hospitalizations continued to rise and more counties were added to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 watch list, which is now at its highest level since the pandemic began 

The Fourth of July marked the 15th consecutive day that California tallied record hospitalization numbers of confirmed coronavirus patients 

On Saturday, the state recorded 5,669 patients with confirmed coronavirus infections in California hospitals — an increase of 62% over the previous two weeks 

Los Angeles County officials said Sunday that the holiday weekend saw the highest single-day count of new cases since the pandemic began.

More than 3,200 new cases were reported in the county on Friday. 

Contra Costa County and rural Colusa County were added Sunday to the list of regions being monitored for their rising case counts and increasing hospitalizations, bringing the number to 24: 

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