What you need to know: July 30

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 30.

Posted: Jul 30, 2020 8:47 AM
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 9:24 AM

California faces the highest single-day count in COVID-19 deaths

Gov. Gavin Newsom said 197 people died from the coronavirus Tuesday making it the state’s highest single-day count since the start of the pandemic. California has the highest number of confirmed cases in the U.S., with at least 484,000 cases, over 8,900 people have died in the state. The U.S. surpassed 150,000 deaths and had its highest daily death toll since May.

California lawmakers advance 3 bills spurred by coronavirus

State lawmakers are revealing more information about the state employment office after pleas for help from people in need of benefits. The employment development department says a least a million claims are still being processed after a tidal wave of claims hit the department when the coronavirus shut down the state's economy. Almost 9 million people filed claims.

California minimum-wage jump to hit virus-battered companies

State lawmakers are advancing several bills spurred by the coronavirus. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday the state would keep in place a planned jump in the state’s minimum wage to $14 an hour next year for larger businesses, saying it would help hard hit lower-income workers even as many companies struggle to survive amid the coronavirus crisis.

BCPH to hold coronavirus response briefing

Happening this morning, Butte County Public Health will hold a media briefing on coronavirus response. It’s set for 10 a.m. this morning but is not open to the public. Action News Now will be following that briefing, Click Here to watch it live.

US economy posts its worst drop on record

The unemployment numbers are in and unemployment is surging to 14.7%. More than 1.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of the devastation the coronavirus outbreak has unleashed on the U.S. economy. The new wave of job cuts comes as states across the country are seeing a spike in new cases.

$600 unemployment payment expires Friday, July 31

Lawmakers have yet to agree on extending the $600 dollar a week unemployment payment that expires July 31. President Trump is pitching a temporary fix: but democrats and republicans want a permanent solution. Protection from evictions is still up in the air. New research says 12 million Americans are at risk of being evicted.

Paradise on Mars: NASA's mission to space

NASA’s latest Mars rover is on its way to the red planet this morning, and with it is a little piece of Paradise. That NASA rocket launched just before 8 a.m. eastern time this morning from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Attached to the rover are two engraved chips honoring the Town of Paradise. A manager at NASA, Jerry Stoces organized the tiles last year, to honor Camp Fire survivors and a friend who lost a home in Paradise.

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
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 82°
Oroville
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 82°
Paradise
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 82°
Chester
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 70°
Red Bluff
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 67°
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Willows
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 82°
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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