What you need to know: July 31

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 31.

Posted: Jul 31, 2020 8:45 AM

Unemployment boost set to expire today

The extra $600 weekly unemployment boost is set to expire Friday and Capitol Hill stalls the next phase of relief. A group of a thousand health experts are calling for another shutdown as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

North State COVID-19 cases

Butte County surpassed 900 positive coronavirus cases Thursday. Seven people in the county have passed away due to the virus. 168 individuals are in isolation, seven currently hospitalized, and 725 people recovered. 453 cases in Chico, 280 in Oroville, 131 in Gridley and Biggs, 23 on the Ridge, 12 in Durham, and eight are in other parts of the county. Butte County has performed more than 18,000 viral tests.

City of Chico to begin enforcement of statewide mask order, watchlist protocols

City leaders decided to follow the state's coronavirus mask mandate. They say wearing a mask will be required in public places, where you are not able to social distance from others. Businesses that are supposed to be closed due to Butte County being on the state watch list but that are still operating -- will begin receiving violation notices.

First human West Nile Virus infection confirmed in Butte County

Butte County announced its first case this year of West Nile Virus in a person Thursday. July through October is the peak time for West Nile. Mosquito control told Action News Now that the virus has been detected in test chickens in Palermo and west of Chico for more information on how to stay safe, Click Here.

Caldwell Fire burns over 80,000 acres

In the Modoc National Forest, the Caldwell Fire has burned over 80,000 acres between Modoc and Siskiyou counties with 61% containment. Most evacuation orders have been lifted, but one remains in effect for the Medicine Lake recreation area.

Firefighters gain 80% containment on Gold Fire

The Gold Fire in Lassen County, burning near Adin for more than a week now, has scorched nearly 22,000 acres. It is now 80% contained. Some mandatory evacuations orders are still in place. Click Here for the latest updates on wildfires across the North State.

President Trump floats idea of election delay

Three months until the presidential election, President Donald Trump is suggesting it be pushed back. President Trump again pushed claims that mail-in voting would cause rampant voter fraud. However, the president does not have the power to delay an election. That decision is up to Congress, and GOP leaders say they would not support such a delay.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 574231

Reported Deaths: 10476
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2105434998
Riverside41983820
Orange40527726
San Bernardino36072546
San Diego32975594
Kern24440171
Fresno17846171
Alameda13631209
San Joaquin12864223
Santa Clara12694205
Sacramento12040177
Tulare10862196
Stanislaus10264169
Imperial9693244
Contra Costa9404139
Ventura863492
San Francisco762367
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6318120
Merced573670
Monterey544635
Marin540481
Kings445356
Solano427441
Sonoma367047
Madera246339
Placer231922
San Luis Obispo225416
Yolo183444
Santa Cruz12436
Butte12388
Napa107411
Sutter9527
San Benito7654
El Dorado7552
Lassen6830
Yuba6464
Mendocino47210
Shasta45910
Colusa3914
Glenn3603
Nevada3571
Humboldt2864
Tehama2761
Lake2402
Amador1822
Mono1581
Tuolumne1553
Calaveras1471
Inyo1063
Siskiyou1020
Del Norte1000
Mariposa622
Plumas360
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra40
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 73°
Oroville
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 71°
Paradise
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 73°
Chester
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 60°
Red Bluff
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 74°
Willows
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 73°
It wasn't as hot for northern California today, but temperatures still reached seasonable summer levels and more thunderstorms sprung over our eastern counties. After one more seasonable day, hotter weather will return to our area.
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