Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Tuesday, Dec. 8, and the Warriors’ payroll is ballooning, even as the team isn’t likely to be in contention for the playoffs. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
Hospitals on alert
As coronavirus cases continue to hit new records across the state and the Bay Area, hospital intensive care availability statewide has dropped to 14%, Gov. Gavin Newsom said during a Monday morning briefing. More than 10,000 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 2,360 patients in intensive care.