New cases of the virus rose to 1,603 from 1,102 the day before. Deaths rose to 17 from eight and hospitalizations increased to 746 from 735. Perhaps the most important number is cases in intensive care units, because under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent order, regions whose ICU capacity fall below 15 percent would experience more restrictions on business and other activities. According to the OCHCA, the count of ICU patients is at 195, up from Thursday’s 179.