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What you need to know: Aug. 6

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Aug. 6.

Posted: Aug 6, 2020 8:44 AM

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Aug. 6.

Third COVID-19 in Glenn County

Glenn County reported its third coronavirus death Wednesday. The person was hospitalized and over the age of 60 with multiple underlying chronic health conditions. The county reported six new cases Wednesday. Tehama County reported 11 new cases. Shasta County reported seven new cases, and Butte County added 17 new cases.

California virus-fighting efforts hampered by data delays

The state of California is pushing the pause button for the coronavirus watchlist -- citing incomplete data with the state's testing database. California has the highest record of positive tests in the nation. However, health reps say the true number is higher. California will stop adding or removing counties from the state watchlist until the problem is fixed.

California ups early inmate release estimate amid objections

State prison representatives are planning the early release of as many as 17,600 inmates due to the coronavirus, over 40 inmates have filed a petition asking to be included in that plan. 23 inmates have died at San Quentin and 170 inmates have tested positive-- more than any other prison in the state.

Chico man expected to enter plea in court following deadly shooting

This morning, Kai Perelli is expected to enter a plea in court to the charge of shooting and killing his neighbor Scott Thomson. Action News Now was on the scene of the shooting that happened on July 26 on 9th Street in Chico. The victim's loved ones described him as a hard-working man who loved music.

3 female arsonists sentenced to 180 days in jail, DA says

Action News Now has been following the Chico State arson case of these three female students. A judge sentenced them Wednesday to six months in jail and three year’s probation after they all pled guilty. District Attorney Mike Ramsey said the trio used a Molotov cocktail to try and set a Chico State police car on fire.

Lawmakers demand EDD send unemployment checks to Californians waiting months for benefits

60 lawmakers sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday as more than a million Californians have waited for months to receive an unemployment check. Some unemployed have reported only receiving one check and are still waiting on the next. Lawmakers say the governor's task force is not enough to solve the issues with the employment department.

New COVID-19 relief bill

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have proposed a plan that would include federal unemployment payments of $400 a week - down from the previous $600. The plan also includes a ban on evictions until the end of the year and $10 billion for the postal service - to help with mail-in election ballots.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 779491

Reported Deaths: 14893
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2585166330
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino51750858
Orange516461123
San Diego44007757
Kern31148340
Fresno27487355
Sacramento21171375
Alameda20364370
Santa Clara20129295
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16229329
Contra Costa15640198
Tulare15517256
Ventura12167142
Imperial11534312
San Francisco1064096
Monterey933765
San Mateo9332142
Santa Barbara8803109
Merced8719133
Kings715877
Sonoma6987114
Marin6522112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer340741
San Luis Obispo333227
Yolo273253
Butte272033
Santa Cruz21758
Sutter163110
Napa159213
San Benito127211
Yuba11127
El Dorado10584
Mendocino82218
Lassen7310
Shasta66814
Glenn5483
Nevada5035
Colusa5026
Tehama4874
Humboldt4826
Lake43310
Calaveras30513
Amador28616
Tuolumne2204
Inyo18714
Mono1632
Siskiyou1600
Del Norte1351
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Overcast
73° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 73°
Oroville
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 70°
Paradise
Overcast
73° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 73°
Chester
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 57°
Red Bluff
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 74°
Willows
Overcast
73° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 73°
Most of the forecast will remain pleasant and seasonable with big changes possible by next weekend.
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