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Community reacts to recent surge in coronavirus cases

Community members are reacting to the recent surge in coronavirus cases here at home.

Posted: Jun 23, 2020 8:55 PM
Updated: Jun 24, 2020 9:27 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Health Officials are seeing a spike in coronavirus cases in the North State area. It's a pattern playing out in communities across the state and country.

Action News Now spoke with community members and local businesses about the recent increase in cases. Many say they are concerned but are taking necessary safety precautions. 

Celeste Baker, who is the owner of Birkenstock in downtown Chico said, "When there are more cases, people are worried so they stop coming out. I’m also concerned in general about the increase in cases."

Baker says they are asking people to wear masks, sanitize their hands, and they are sanitizing chairs and counters as customers are coming in and out of the shoe shop. 

Terri Richman, from Chico, says she's also concerned about an increase in cases. "I'm not surprised, but concerned, I think its good to know so those of us that want to protect ourselves can."

Butte County Public Health communications manager, Lisa Almaguer says they have activated additional contact tracers throughout the county in response to this increase.

"We are still investigating details of the new cases, many appear to be close contact and small gatherings such as barbecues and celebrations," she said.

Almaguer says as of right now, this is not affecting reopening plans but that could change."There hasn’t been any conversation about dialing anything back as it relates to the state's roadmap of reopening."

She says the state will continue monitoring all counties and will reach out to see if there are any concerning trends.

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Butte County Public Health officials are also reminding everyone that gatherings are still not permitted under the governor’s order.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3573549

Reported Deaths: 52491
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119295421467
Riverside2897733792
San Bernardino2867552940
Orange2614083921
San Diego2606253303
Santa Clara1107551781
Kern103422877
Fresno955481443
Sacramento935281484
Alameda807771242
Ventura77749852
San Joaquin668291126
Contra Costa62720681
Stanislaus56235949
Tulare48013761
Monterey42261328
San Mateo39059515
San Francisco34291422
Santa Barbara32050413
Solano30115164
Merced29147401
Sonoma28193298
Imperial26909635
Kings22082220
Placer19861232
San Luis Obispo19696235
Madera15496214
Santa Cruz14671183
Marin13231197
Yolo12851185
Shasta11017174
Butte10970163
El Dorado9160100
Napa905369
Sutter888097
Yuba577337
San Benito577261
Lassen562419
Tehama508652
Nevada397274
Tuolumne396059
Mendocino381643
Amador346641
Humboldt321033
Lake316441
Glenn223023
Colusa213613
Calaveras191049
Siskiyou176014
Inyo131337
Mono12144
Del Norte10035
Plumas6536
Modoc4564
Mariposa3957
Trinity3705
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Alpine820
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