What you need to know: Nov. 18

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Nov. 18.

Posted: Nov 18, 2020 8:40 AM

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Nov. 18.

North State Covid-19 cases on the rise

Shasta County reported a spike in new cases this week. Public Health reported 185 new cases from the past two days. The county now has 3,500 total confirmed cases. Shasta County has a test positivity rate higher than the state average with daily cases counting 41.8 per 100,000 people.

Wind-driven fire prompting evacuations near town of Doyle

Firefighters are battling the wind-driven Laura Fire. It has impacted 20 structures in Lassen County. The BLM said the Laura Fire started around noon Tuesday in the community of Doyle, south of Susanville. It has burned through 600 acres and prompted some evacuations. For a list of evacuations, click here.

City of Redding studying options to transform Park Marina Drive

A workshop to discuss the proposed Park Marina Corridor project in Redding. The goal is to improve and increase public transportation access within the area, improve traffic flow. and enhance the quality of life. The Zoom meeting runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to sign up and find more information, click here.

US announces further drawdown of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

The Trump Administration has announced the withdrawals of a large number of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan by January 15. That is just five days before President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office. Senior military officers criticized the move – instead argued for a slower, more calculated pullout of the regions.

Pfizer and BioNTech say final analysis shows coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective with no safety concerns

Drug maker Pfizer says its vaccine candidate has a 95% effectiveness, up 5% from last week. This morning Pfizer representatives say "within days' they will submit the vaccine candidate for regulatory approval. The companies say they expect to produce up to 50 million doses this year and over a billion doses by the end of next year.

FDA authorizes first rapid Covid-19 self-testing kit for at-home diagnosis

Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized an at-home rapid coronavirus test. The all in one kit is available by prescription. It uses technology to search for genetic signs of the virus. The testing unit displays your color indicted results when you place a nasal swab inside.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1145209

Reported Deaths: 18862
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3741347497
San Bernardino875421129
Riverside821751417
San Diego74361984
Orange719531556
Kern39437445
Fresno36688477
Sacramento34186550
Santa Clara31603467
Alameda27857499
San Joaquin24804504
Contra Costa22747258
Stanislaus20932420
Tulare19882304
Ventura18480175
Imperial15568355
San Francisco14662158
Monterey14265115
San Mateo13561170
Sonoma11608155
Merced11388179
Santa Barbara10944133
Kings1025987
Solano974581
Marin7596129
Placer614868
Madera593883
San Luis Obispo581135
Shasta447043
Yolo436374
Santa Cruz400328
Butte376559
Sutter294814
Napa281117
El Dorado20184
Yuba186610
San Benito176716
Lassen17153
Tehama152623
Mendocino144122
Nevada11319
Glenn8537
Lake84519
Tuolumne8068
Humboldt8019
Colusa6636
Siskiyou5652
Mono5073
Amador45716
Calaveras43421
Del Norte2961
Inyo28016
Plumas1810
Trinity1240
Mariposa1202
Modoc1180
Alpine420
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 62° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 50°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 62° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 53°
Paradise
Clear
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Hi: 55° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 50°
Chester
Overcast
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Hi: 47° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 25°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 62° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 51°
Willows
Clear
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Hi: 64° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 50°
A cold front has moved over northern California on this day before Thanksgiving, and it brought light rain and snow showers to the higher terrain, gusty wind and cooler air for all. Thanksgiving will still be breezy, but also mild and pleasant.
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