California will start a night curfew on Saturday to curb the surge in corona virus cases.
The latest data for the state is now worse than the previous peak in August, the Los Angeles Times reported.
In the United States, the daily death toll related to Covid-19 exceeded 2,000 for the first time since May.
According to the latest data, approximately 187,000 new cases have been recorded nationwide-the day before Friday's release-a record high.
Some states have imposed new mask requirements and restrictions in response to this rise.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also urged Americans to avoid trips during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Thanksgiving usually heralds the busiest week of travel in the United States. Last year, one week before and after the holiday, an estimated 26 million people passed through the country’s airports.
On Friday, news broke that President Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for the coronavirus. He said in a video on social media: "Obviously I got "Rona"," he added that so far, he has no symptoms and has been isolated.
What is the situation in California?
California has reported millions of cases
The new daily curfew is from 22:00 to 5:00, which is the second state after Texas. The curfew begins on Saturday night and lasts until December 21, and can be extended if necessary.
Restaurants will be able to provide take-out and delivery services outside of the above hours.
Whole-house orders affect 41 of the 58 counties in California, covering more than 94% of the state's population.
Some counties also warned that more serious blockades may occur. The latest measures are not as strict as the restrictions imposed between March and May, when all unnecessary business travel was banned.
Other places including New York City are also operating night curfews. Bars, restaurants and gyms are allowed to be open until 22:00, but the school has been closed.
The California curfew was announced by Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday. He wrote in a statement: "Since the pandemic began, the virus is spreading at an unprecedented rate, and the next few days and weeks will be critical to contain the surge."
The number of hospital admissions has increased. 61 According to the Los Angeles Times, the statewide percentage in the past two weeks.
"The data looks really bad now," Barbara Ferrer, director of public health for Los Angeles County, said Friday.
One week before Mr. Newsom was criticized last time, there was news that he had violated his own rules at a 12-person dinner party at a restaurant earlier that month.
California regulations allow no more than three separate families to gather outdoors. However, a photo shared by a nearby restaurant showed high-level lobbyists sitting at the same table as the governor.
Mr. Newsom later apologized, calling his attendance "a serious mistake."
Is it Thanksgiving Travel is prohibited ?
The CDC recommends that Americans "consider" avoiding Thanksgiving trips and gatherings.
"This is not mandatory. This is a recommendation," said Dr. Henry Walker. CDC's Covid-19 Incident Manager, Thursday.
The next day, President Donald Trump forwarded the words of Republican Representative Jim Jordan: "Don't block the country. Don't impose a curfew. Don't close schools. Let Americans decide for themselves. And celebrate Thanksgiving." [19659004BoththePresidentandPresident-electBidenstatedthattheyopposedimposinganationallock-upandadvocatedlettingthecountryproduceitsownrules
Last Thursday, a public briefing within a few months of the establishment of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Lawmakers including Vice President Mike Pence pointed to an increase in coronavirus cases.
The task force stated that indoor gatherings should be restricted for the next two weeks.
However, the American media pointed out on Saturday that Mr. Pence’s wife, Karen, had invited members of the Congress Club to a "Christmas Craft" party at her home on December 9.
So far, the White House has also refused to engage in policy contact with Joe Biden and his next administration.