What you need to know: July 29

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 29.

Posted: Jul 29, 2020 8:40 AM

Modoc County confirms first cases of COVID-19

Six months after California’s first confirmed coronavirus case - Modoc County reported its very first cases, two in total. The public health department says both cases are from the same household and both patients are isolating at home. Public health is encouraging community members to contact them if you have been to any local bar within the past 14 days.

Chico City Council meeting; mask enforcement, more public engagement via online

Chico Mayor Anne Schwab called for a meeting to discuss the cities pandemic response after Butte County was added to the state's watch list. The city council also passed a motion to discuss enforcing face coverings within the city of Chico in their next meeting. They also passed a motion that allows the public to engage with the city council via electronic and online devices.

Caldwell Fire 40% contained

In the Modoc National Forest, crews are tackling the Caldwell Fire. That fire has burned 75,567 acres between Modoc and Siskiyou counties with 40% containment. Right now, over 1,500 fire and forest service personnel are battling this fire. Most of the evacuation orders have been lifted but one remains for the Medicine Lake Recreation Area. The Lava Beds National Monument remains closed.

Gold Fire 70% contained

The Gold Fire in Lassen County has been burning near Adin for more than a week now. It has scorched over 21, 800 acres. It is now 65% contained. Evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect and you can find the list of those on our website an evacuation warning is in place along South Constantia Road in Doyle due to the Adams Fire. It has burned 918 acres and is 50% contained.

California sues over Trump order on congressional maps

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration to block a memorandum calling for undocumented individuals to not be counted. The census - designed to count every person physically in the United States, determines congressional districting as well as federal funding for essential services; such as roads, healthcare, public safety, and education.

GOP considers extending unemployment benefit at reduced level of $100 a week through December

The clock is ticking for Washington to review unemployment benefits that run out Friday. With three days to go, democrats and republicans are making little progress on extending those benefits. Republicans want to cut the $600 a week federal bonus to $200. Republicans claim many are earning more unemployed than when they were working.

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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Hi: 89° Lo: 65°
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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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