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Chico State virologist talks new COVID-19 research

Professor Troy Cline says we're learning the coronavirus death rate may be lower than once thought.

Posted: Jun 3, 2020 6:02 AM
Updated: Jun 3, 2020 8:42 AM

CHICO, Calif. -- Chico State Professor and Virologist Troy Cline speaks with Hayley Watts about new developments in Coronavirus research and understanding.

He says the death rate is lower than we initially thought; between .5% a 1%, that's adjusted down as we have more information through antibody tests about the actual number of people infected.

He says the mutations in this virus are not concerning when it comes to developing a vaccine because the one protein being targeted for vaccine development is staying the same as the virus changes.

Cline talks about sanitation and says he’s convinced that normal hygiene won’t ward off friendly microbes, but in order to make sure we don’t actually contribute to antibiotic-resistant bugs, we don’t need to use antibacterial products so much as soap and water.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 292560

Reported Deaths: 6718
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Riverside21957515
Orange20225376
San Diego17842406
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Fresno728184
Alameda7245142
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Marin323226
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Monterey227017
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Merced162311
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Placer97011
Madera8578
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Yolo76028
Santa Cruz5033
Napa4534
Sutter3234
San Benito3042
Butte2954
El Dorado2800
Lassen2670
Shasta1715
Humboldt1574
Nevada1551
Yuba1543
Glenn1530
Lake1001
Colusa980
Mendocino980
Tehama981
Calaveras610
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