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What you need to know: Dec. 15

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Dec. 15.

Posted: Dec 15, 2020 9:38 AM
Updated: Dec 15, 2020 9:57 AM

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Dec. 15.

Several hundred cases of COVID-19 in Butte County overwhelm staff

Butte County Public Health said the several hundred Covid-19 cases reported over the weekend are too large for Public Health staff to confirm and report. The county skipped its usual case number update on Monday. Public Health officials say they will work to verify the number of cases over the next coming days. But since the start of this month, the county has added 746 new cases.

California to receive extra doses of Pfizer vaccine

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said California can expect another 390,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine next week. In the North State, the wait could be a bit longer. Enloe Medical Center officials said it expects to receive its first 5,000 doses of the vaccine possibly by the end of the week. Mercy Medical Center in Redding hopes to see the first batch as early as today or Wednesday.

Shasta Board of Supervisors to discuss additional local business aid

The Shasta Board of Supervisors is set to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The board will discuss the potential establishment of a juvenile camp. They will also consider going virtual due to increasing cases in the county. And as local businesses get hit, additional CARES Act money could soon go towards those small businesses. The total amount under discussion is $4 million.

Chico City Council meets tonight, affordable housing on agenda

The Chico City Council will meet Tuesday night. On the agenda, affordable housing, among other items. As the first course of action last week, Chico City Councilmembers made it illegal for anyone to camp at city parks. This week the department of planning and housing is asking the council to use federal grant money to fund the redevelopment of the Jesus Center. That project would turn the center into a four-story building.

Salvation Army to host drive-thru food collection in Oroville

If you want a local way to give back, the Salvation Army of Oroville is holding a socially distant, drive-thru food collection event. It takes place at The Salvation Army on Washing Ave. in Oroville. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An appointment is not needed to contribute.

U.S. surpasses 300,000 deaths attributed to Covid-19

More than 300,000 people in the US have died from coronavirus since the first known death on February 6. That's an average of more than 961 deaths a day. But this holiday season has been especially brutal, with more than 50,000 deaths in just the past month, according to Johns Hopkins University. In the past week, an average of 2,403 people in the US have died from Covid-19 every day.

Biden returns to Georgia as validator for Ossoff, Warnock

After the Electoral College officially voted Biden in on Tuesday – the President-elect is returning to the campaign trail. Biden will be headlining a drive-in rally for democratic senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock. The winners of Georgia’s two runoff elections will help determine which party will control the Senate as the president-elect takes office.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3074812

Reported Deaths: 35060
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103873814416
San Bernardino2569141560
Riverside2510002676
San Diego2185552174
Orange2165092508
Santa Clara949051129
Kern87240572
Fresno83200968
Sacramento811831128
Alameda68649788
Ventura62774462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43121766
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo32887309
San Francisco29502266
Solano25983107
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25333474
Merced24570316
Sonoma24184242
Kings19588148
Placer17490184
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13528151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10789138
Shasta9750123
Butte9528128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa767244
Lassen519916
San Benito500346
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323474
Mendocino319232
Amador302431
Lake262531
Humboldt242725
Glenn194820
Colusa17969
Calaveras162123
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
Sierra820
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 55°
Oroville
Mostly Cloudy
56° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 56°
Chico
Mostly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 55°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 46°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 46°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 55°
Thursday was the last fairly quiet weather day that we'll have in northern California as a series of storms will move our way through next week. Our first chance for rain and snow showers arrives Friday morning with a cold front.
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