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California reports a record 585 virus deaths in single day

The state Department of Public Health said Friday there were more than than 47,000 new confirmed cases reported, bringing the total to more than 2.29 million.

Posted: Jan 1, 2021 4:47 PM
Updated: Jan 1, 2021 9:05 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California started the new year by reporting a record 585 coronavirus deaths in a single day.

The state Department of Public Health said Friday there were more than than 47,000 new confirmed cases reported, bringing the total to more than 2.29 million.

Gov. Gavin Newsom's office says California will begin collaborating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate and upgrade outdated oxygen delivery systems at six Los Angeles area hospitals.

The deployment comes at a time when hospitals across the L.A. region are treating an unprecedented number of Covid-19 patients and the internal oxygen delivery systems build into many older hospitals are being overtaxed by the volume of oxygen flow required to treat patients with respiratory issues that arise from Covid-19.

Action News Now asked a spokesperson from the state Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES) if any of this type of work on oxygen delivery systems needs to happen in Northern California as well.

We were told that CAL OES is not currently aware of any similar issues in the north of the state. The issue, they confirmed, is aging pipes and issues with mechanical infrastructure.

Brian Ferguson from CAL OES said, "Should it become an issue elsewhere the state could use this same tactic in other locations."

California this week became the third state to exceed 25,000 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Most of California remains under stay-at-home orders as the state keeps assessing current ICU bed availability. The numbers for Friday show that there are still no ICU beds available in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley.

6.3% of the ICU beds in the Bay Area are still available.

In the North State, Great Sacramento is now showing the availability of 11.1% of their ICU beds.  In the Northern California Region 33.3% of their ICU beds are available.

(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press)

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3554629

Reported Deaths: 51395
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118754221106
Riverside2891853749
San Bernardino2853342673
Orange2603483889
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1098411765
Kern102627811
Fresno947941412
Sacramento929441464
Alameda800881224
Ventura77238834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55775944
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38763515
San Francisco34061398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano29968164
Merced28915395
Sonoma27954298
Imperial26843589
Kings21951218
Placer19713231
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15390209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12760185
Shasta10944174
Butte10915160
El Dorado9095100
Napa897668
Sutter884597
San Benito574359
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada393274
Mendocino379643
Amador344441
Humboldt316033
Lake313440
Glenn221023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3947
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
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It was a bright and breezy Friday for northern California, however the wind has been much stronger over Modoc County where a High Wind Warning is in effect through this evening. Stronger wind and cooler air will define our weather Saturday.
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