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What you need to know: Nov. 25

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Nov. 25.

Posted: Nov 25, 2020 8:39 AM

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Nov. 25.

The US reported more than 2,100 deaths in a single day

On Tuesday alone, Johns Hopkins University figures show 2,000 Americans died from the coronavirus. It is not the first time the U.S. has seen daily numbers this high. Even with a vaccine on the way - health experts are pleading that Americans stay vigilant.

North State hospitals assessing resources for potential Covid-19 holiday surge

In the North State, hospitals are assessing resources and capacity. Oroville Hospital is showing confidence, adding contingencies to meet a possible holiday surge are in place. A similar story at Enloe Medical Center, the Butte County hospital tracking case projections. Shasta County public health says between their two hospitals, the county has 51 available ICU beds.

Lassen County Public Health orders all schools switch to distance learning

Lassen County public health representatives are now calling for all schools in the county to close until Dec. 1. Department reps are also asking families to be patient, pleading with parents to hold off on school protocol questions, while the department develops a new spring semester game plan.

California OK'd aid in name of Scott Peterson, other killers

"Dysfunctional" is the word prosecutors are using to describe California’s unemployment benefits system. An investigation discovered almost $140 million in benefits approved for at least 20,000 prisoners. Prosecutors say the employment development department - overwhelmed by benefits claims during the pandemic – failed to check claims against a list of prisoners.

Californians urged to avoid Thanksgiving gatherings

Los Angeles County appears on the brink of issuing a stay-home order to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. Dr. Mark Ghaly says people should “say no" to traditional gatherings with relatives who don't live with them. Meanwhile, Los Angeles County has enacted a ban on in-person restaurant dining that begins Wednesday night and the county is likely to issue a stay-at-home order soon.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3055568

Reported Deaths: 34441
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103280614122
San Bernardino2561091560
Riverside2504362645
San Diego2168352109
Orange2148082477
Santa Clara943661109
Kern86718565
Fresno82485968
Sacramento806781111
Alameda67952765
Ventura62101436
San Joaquin58290786
Contra Costa52965450
Stanislaus42882758
Tulare41867506
Monterey36126255
San Mateo32596309
San Francisco29321262
Solano25806106
Imperial25317465
Santa Barbara25083236
Merced24452308
Sonoma24068240
Kings19435145
Placer17380180
San Luis Obispo15929136
Madera13443151
Santa Cruz12298113
Marin11693157
Yolo10620131
Shasta9776122
Butte9474123
El Dorado782644
Sutter775478
Napa760140
Lassen519516
San Benito496343
Yuba495127
Tehama397142
Tuolumne338240
Nevada320673
Mendocino311432
Amador301631
Lake261230
Humboldt239324
Glenn193519
Colusa17339
Calaveras161723
Siskiyou144613
Mono11214
Inyo97429
Del Norte8662
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3024
Sierra820
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Partly Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 57°
Oroville
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 53°
Chico
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 57°
Red Bluff
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 55°
Red Bluff
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 55°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 57°
As expected, we had much quieter weather around northern California on Wednesday with plenty of sunshine, much weaker wind, and a wide range of temperatures. Thursday will be similar, but much more active weather is coming.
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