What you need to know: July 21

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 21.

Posted: Jul 21, 2020 9:10 AM

Butte County warned it may be placed on the state's watch list Wednesday

Butte County added 118 new cases coronavirus cases Monday and a fifth coronavirus related death. The California Department of Public Health is now warning Butte County if it doesn't improve case counts before Wednesday, it will be added to the state's coronavirus watchlist.

Action News Now Fire Watch

Action News Now is on fire watch with several fires burning across the North State. In Lassen County, the Hog and Gold fires have burned over 14,000 acres in total. In Butte County, the Feather Fire has burned 30 acres, in Siskiyou County the Badger Fire has taken 490 acres so far. In Shasta County, the Platina Fire has burned 340 acres. Action News Now will continue to update you with new numbers throughout the day latest on these fires.

Midway near Durham closed for construction

Drivers who are taking the midway today should make sure to avoid going south of Durham. The midway will be closed Tuesday between White Drive and Esquon Road. Crews will be replacing two bridges, those bridges date back to the early 20th century. This project will cost nearly $20 million - most of it will be paid off by the federal highway bridge program.

Stimulus negotiations continue

Happening today, talks with democrats and republicans on a trillion-dollar stimulus package - potentially extending extra unemployment benefits, is set to expire next week. That plan faced pushback from the president, he says he wants to cut payroll taxes and funds to the CDC for testing and tracing the virus. Opponents say cuts to payroll won't help people who aren’t getting a paycheck.

Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine appears safe and induces immune response, early results suggest

The results are in for one of the most closely watched early vaccine trials out of Oxford University. The bottom line: researchers say the initial results look promising. There are some side effects however and researchers say they are not sure how long the vaccine would remain effective or if it will be safe for vulnerable patients.

House to vote on annual defense bill Tuesday

The house is expected to vote on a $740-billion defense bill Tuesday. The house measure would take action to change the names of military facilities named after confederate leaders within a year. President Trump is threatening to veto the bill if it includes plans to remove the names of Confederate leaders from bases.

Minneapolis city charter commission to discuss new options

The Minneapolis city charter commission will discuss the creation of a new charter department, removing the operating charter of its police department. It would provide community safety and violence prevention operations. The Minneapolis Police Department has been under scrutiny since the police killing of George Floyd in May.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 530606

Reported Deaths: 9808
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1981654827
Riverside38487738
Orange38131665
San Bernardino34237487
San Diego30516568
Kern21433152
Fresno15945157
Alameda12136193
San Joaquin12034187
Santa Clara11030192
Sacramento10174148
Tulare10078193
Imperial9513232
Stanislaus9308135
Contra Costa8324131
Ventura787777
San Francisco708162
Santa Barbara652664
San Mateo5758120
Marin518076
Monterey496634
Merced458351
Kings445356
Solano380638
Sonoma320842
Madera211432
Placer199819
San Luis Obispo197016
Yolo161442
Santa Cruz11964
Butte10128
Napa10079
Sutter8406
San Benito6894
El Dorado6681
Lassen6320
Yuba5334
Shasta4049
Colusa3594
Glenn3462
Mendocino3419
Nevada3161
Tehama2491
Humboldt2454
Lake2111
Mono1461
Tuolumne1442
Amador1370
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou880
Inyo661
Mariposa592
Plumas330
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
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Oroville
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Hi: 92° Lo: 65°
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Paradise
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Hi: 84° Lo: 63°
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Chester
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Hi: 82° Lo: 54°
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Red Bluff
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Willows
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Although temperatures began to rise today around northern California, our weather was still quite pleasant for early August. Enjoy the below-average highs will we have them, because hotter weather will return soon.
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