LOS ANGELES (AP) – Counties across California have enacted stricter COVID-19 restrictions after the state broke a record with more than 7,400 coronavirus hospitalizations. Health officials are preparing for a wave of cases over the next two or three weeks that could be linked to holiday gatherings. Los Angeles County is the nation’s most populous and imposed new rules calling for its 10 million residents to stay home as much as possible. San Francisco and San Mateo counties moved to the most restrictive purple tier in the state’s pandemic blueprint for the economy. That tier forces most indoor activities to close and places residents under curfew starting Monday night.