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4:30 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

California governor orders closure of bars and indoor dining at restaurants

Form CNN's Sarah Moon

Jorge Hernandez serves a plate of chips to customers at the Tequila Museo Mayahuel restaurant in Sacramento, California, on July 1.
Jorge Hernandez serves a plate of chips to customers at the Tequila Museo Mayahuel restaurant in Sacramento, California, on July 1. Rich Pedroncelli/AP

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered Monday all counties in the state to close indoor activities at restaurants, bars, wineries, tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums.

The statewide order is effective today, Newsom said at a news conference. These sectors will need to move activities outdoors if possible. 

Here's a list of closures that affect all counties:

  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs ordered to close indoor and outdoor operations statewide
  • Wineries and tasting rooms
  • Movie theaters and family entertainment centers
  • Zoos and museums
  • Cardrooms

Additionally, 30 counties currently on California’s monitoring list must close fitness centers, places of worship, offices for non-critical sectors, personal care services, hair salons and barbershops, and indoor malls, according to Newsom's order.

The 30 counties represent about 80% of the state’s population.

The California Department of Public Health on Monday reported 8,358 new coronavirus cases and 23 new deaths. There are a total of 329,162 cases of coronavirus in California and at least 7,040 people have died from the virus in the state.

4:39 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

"Miami is now the epicenter of the pandemic," infectious-disease expert says

From CNN's Artemis Moshtaghian

Drivers wait to be tested for Covid-19 at a testing site on July 13 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Drivers wait to be tested for Covid-19 at a testing site on July 13 in Miami Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Lilian Abbo, an infectious-disease expert, called Miami the "epicenter of the pandemic" in a virtual news conference Monday.

"What we were seeing in Wuhan — six months ago, five months ago — now we are there," she said in a plea for people to take precautions against coronavirus seriously.

“We need your help as media communicators to help the community understand that we’re just not repeating the same thing over and over just to give you trouble, we really need your help,” Abbo added.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez and several medical experts from the area addressed the latest spike in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations across the county assessing and recommending what action the community and local government officials need to take to drive down numbers.

4:19 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

Heathrow Airport won't reopen all terminals until 2021, CEO says

From CNN's Pamela Boykoff

Passengers arrive at Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport on May 22 in London, England.
Passengers arrive at Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport on May 22 in London, England. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, won’t reopen all its terminals until next year, CEO John Holland-Kaye told CNN's Richard Quest. The airport may reopen Terminal 3 later this year depending on demand, he said. Terminal 4 will remain closed until next year. 

“I think the test will be when we think we'll see more people coming back to fly in the summer, to go on their summer holidays, and so we expect to see an uplift there. Will they then come back and fly for business in September and October? That's the critical time. And we won't know until we get there,” he said. 

He said they are starting to see the slow return of passengers, but that the collapse in revenues meant the airport was coming to a point where it needed to consider jobs cuts. 

3:58 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

NBA player breaks quarantine inside league bubble

From CNN's Jabari Jackson

Bruno Caboclo warms up before a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat on October 23, 2019 in Miami, Florida.
Bruno Caboclo warms up before a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat on October 23, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Houston Rockets forward Bruno Caboclo broke quarantine rules inside the NBA bubble and must now self-isolate, the team confirmed to CNN.  

Caboclo broke the league bubble rules “inadvertently” by leaving his room during the initial quarantine period, as first reported by ESPN, and per league rules, will have to isolate in his room for eight days before he is able to rejoin the team. 

The Rockets arrived in Orlando on Friday as the squad prepared for their first exhibition game on July 24.

Houston opens the 2020 NBA season restart against Dallas on July 31.  

4:12 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

Miami's hospitals are at 91-92% capacity, mayor says

From CNN's Artemis Moshtaghian

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez updated the public on newly reported numbers from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), saying the hospital system in Miami is at its peak, with 1,898 people battling coronavirus in hospitals across the city.

The mayor said that hospitals are somewhere between 91-92% of capacity and are trying to increase capacity by up to 50% over the next couple of weeks.

“Their biggest issue is not so much beds as it is staffing. When you have a capacity issue, it's not always a bed issue, it’s oftentimes a staffing issue,” Suarez said.

The rate of new positive coronavirus cases per day increased from 60 new cases per day, last reported on Friday, to 78.5 new cases per day, Suarez said in a news conference on Monday.

Suarez pointed out that this number is not as high as the peak of new positive cases per day, which was 125 cases of coronavirus per day.

Suarez shared new contact tracing findings from the FDOH, saying that 33.6% people reported getting infected with Covid-19 in their household while 36% people report getting infected from family members.

Suarez urged the public to cooperate with contact tracers saying, "when you get infected, you're going to be called. We need you to cooperate with the contact tracers."

CNN spoke with mayor earlier today. Watch the interview:

3:50 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

São Paulo state to resume in-person classes at some universities, technical schools

From Rodrigo Pedroso

Brazil’s São Paulo state announced today that universities and technical schools can return to in-person practical classes starting Monday in cities that have been in the yellow phase of the state's plan for more than 14 consecutive days.

The São Paulo deescalation plan allows for the gradual resumption of activities. The yellow phase is the third of the five stages, and allows for a relaxation of restrictions on the majority of economic and social activities. 

The city of São Paulo also reopened parks and gyms on Monday. Ibirapuera Park, the biggest in the country, saw heavy vehicle traffic in the park region and large crowds.

As of Monday, there were 2,610 new coronavirus cases in São Paulo state, according to state health secretary data, bringing the total number of cases to 374,607.

There were also 59 new deaths in the state, bringing the statewide death toll to 17,907 

Brazil is nearing 1.9 million cases of novel coronavirus after its health ministry reported 24,831 new cases Sunday. Brazil has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world, following the United States.

3:38 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

WNBA season will start on July 25

From CNN's Kevin Dotson

The Women’s National Basketball Association announced Monday that it will begin its abbreviated season on July 25 from its bubble at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. 

The opening weekend will be dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement and will feature triple headers on July 25-26.

Each of the league’s 12 teams will play a 22-game regular season schedule that is slated to conclude on September 12. The WNBA will then hold a postseason featuring a traditional playoffs and Finals format.

3:37 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

Georgia reports more than 3,600 new Covid-19 cases and 25 deaths

From CNN’s Dianne Gallagher and Jason Morris 

People are treated for COVID-19 at Dekalb County testing site on July 8 in Tucker, Georgia.
People are treated for COVID-19 at Dekalb County testing site on July 8 in Tucker, Georgia. John Bazemore/AP

The Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) reported 3,643 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the state on Monday.

This brings the state total to 120,569 confirmed cases.  

The GDPH reported 25 new coronavirus deaths and 217 additional hospitalizations Monday.

The state has reported a total of 3,026 Covid-19 related deaths. 

3:31 p.m. ET, July 13, 2020

Bolivia's foreign minister tests positive for Covid-19

From CNN’s Claudia Rebaza and CNNEE’s Gloria Carrasco and Abel Alvarado

Bolivian Foreign Minister Karen Longaric speaks during an interview at the Organization of American State in Washington, DC on January 23.
Bolivian Foreign Minister Karen Longaric speaks during an interview at the Organization of American State in Washington, DC on January 23. Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images

Bolivia’s Foreign Minister Karen Longaric has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement released by the ministry on Monday. 

“Asymptomatic at the moment, the Minister is in self-isolation at her residence and will follow the appropriate medical treatment," the statement added.

Longaric is the ninth high-ranking official in the country to test positive for the virus. On Sunday, Economy Minister Oscar Ortiz also tested positive for the virus. 

Last week, Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Añez announced she had tested positive for Covid-19. Añez has no symptoms and is following self-isolation protocols, Dr. Andrei Miranda, the official doctor for the presidency, said in a statement released on Sunday. 

Health Minister María Eidy Roca, Justice Minister Alvaro Coimbra, Cabinet Minister Yerko Núñez Negrette, Minister of Mines Jorge Fernando Oropeza, Armed Forces Commander Gen. Sergio Orellana, and Bolivia’s deputy Interior Minister Javier Issa have all tested positive for coronavirus. 

Bolivia’s health ministry reported 987 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday evening, while the total number of cases stands at 48,187. The country’s death toll reached 1,807, according to the same data. 

CNN's Radina Gigova contributed to this reporting.