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Coronavirus cases in Butte County hit single-day record

Butte County Public Health announced 71 new positive coronavirus cases Thursday alone. That marks a county-high increase since the pandemic began.

Posted: Aug 27, 2020 11:15 PM
Updated: Aug 28, 2020 9:20 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. -- Butte County Public Health announced 71 new positive coronavirus cases Thursday alone. 71 cases mark Butte County's highest single-day increase since the pandemic started.

“Unfortunately, in spite of our ongoing work with businesses to gain compliance, and businesses doing the best they can to comply, cases continue to climb,” said Butte County Administrative Officer Shari McCracken.

Butte County Public Health officials say a spike in cases between 18-24-year-olds has emerged.

With Chico State now back in session, people in the downtown area Action News Now spoke to, say they're not surprised.

“I'm thinking it's cause of school for sure like it's gotten into the rhythm of things again so more people are starting to hang out,” said Luis L. He's a Chico State student who’s lived here for a month.

“I don't think people really care anymore honestly. If you look around everyone's not wearing masks and together and people are out eating and stuff,” another community member said.

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This spike comes one day after Chico State president Gayle Hutchinson urged students to take safety precautions.

“I don't really see masks and people aren't taking precautions you know,” Luis L. said.

"Unfortunately, I don't see enough masks when I walk around... It's disappointing,” said Chico local, Alejandro Law. “I think we've gone as far as we can. People who aren't going to wear a mask, aren't going to wear a mask no matter what happens.”

That’s why state and county public health officials continue urging folks to be personally responsible. No matter the age.

McCracken said, “Gatherings of people and not following safety guidelines are key contributors to our case growth, and those are on individuals. If individuals do not monitor their own behavior and take safety precautions, case numbers will continue to increase.”

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3055568

Reported Deaths: 34441
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103280614122
San Bernardino2561091560
Riverside2504362645
San Diego2168352109
Orange2148082477
Santa Clara943661109
Kern86718565
Fresno82485968
Sacramento806781111
Alameda67952765
Ventura62101436
San Joaquin58290786
Contra Costa52965450
Stanislaus42882758
Tulare41867506
Monterey36126255
San Mateo32596309
San Francisco29321262
Solano25806106
Imperial25317465
Santa Barbara25083236
Merced24452308
Sonoma24068240
Kings19435145
Placer17380180
San Luis Obispo15929136
Madera13443151
Santa Cruz12298113
Marin11693157
Yolo10620131
Shasta9776122
Butte9474123
El Dorado782644
Sutter775478
Napa760140
Lassen519516
San Benito496343
Yuba495127
Tehama397142
Tuolumne338240
Nevada320673
Mendocino311432
Amador301631
Lake261230
Humboldt239324
Glenn193519
Colusa17339
Calaveras161723
Siskiyou144613
Mono11214
Inyo97429
Del Norte8662
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3024
Sierra820
Alpine730
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