What you need to know: Oct. 27

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Oct. 27.

Posted: Oct 27, 2020 8:37 AM

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Oct. 27.

Redding Fire responds to 2 fires Tuesday morning

Redding Police arrested a homeless woman they say started a structure fire overnight. Police say she started a fire that burned down a vacant home on at the 2000 block of Victor Avenue. Later in the morning, police say she tried to burn a stretch of sidewalk near the rescue mission on south market street. Redding Fire crews say no injuries were reported.

PG&E: Nearly 200,000 Californians still without power

PG&E says 189,000 Californians impacted by the public safety power shutoff that started Sunday morning are still without power. The utility has hopes of restoring all power by 10 p.m. Tuesday. To fully restore service, PG&E crews will have to complete their patrols of over 17,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines for damage or hazards. Some schools have also been forced to close due to the shutoffs. For a list of school closures this morning, Click Here.

Inspector says lax prison enforcement increased virus risk

California’s Inspector General says state prison representatives did a poor job requiring inmates and staff to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The I.G. says many locations even loosened their policies, just as cases were spiking. More than 15,000 inmates, statewide, have been infected and 76 have died in outbreaks.

US hits highest 7-day average of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

Across the U.S. there is a surge in coronavirus cases, the most since the start of the pandemic. Nationwide, coronavirus cases are on the rise in 44 states with more than 41,000 Covid-19 patients hospitalized - that is a 40% increase in the past month. No states are seeing declines.

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

Today, Justice Amy Coney Barrett will take her seat on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed her, and she was sworn in - unofficially - at a white house ceremony Monday night. Justice Barrett is promising to be impartial after a bitter, partisan fight over her confirmation. Legal experts predict this will be the most conservative court since before world war II.

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
50° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 50°
Oroville
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 53°
Paradise
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 50°
Chester
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 25°
Red Bluff
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 51°
Willows
Clear
50° wxIcon
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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