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With social distance, California's virus forecast brightens

Gov. Newsom said Friday the state will also help track the virus in more than 1,000 facilities and isolate those who test positive.

Posted: Apr 10, 2020 5:56 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's top public health official says the spread of coronavirus throughout the state might not be as high as state officials had anticipated.

Secretary of California Health and Human Services Agency Mark Ghaly said Friday the number of hospitalizations today might not look much different over the next few weeks.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said detailed planning is already underway on how best to reopen the state. But he stressed the importance for California residents to stay home and stay away from each other over the Easter weekend so as not to undo the state's progress.

California will help skilled nursing facilities wracked by the new virus by providing additional bed space for their patients on a Navy hospital ship and shipping masks and gloves for their workers.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday the state will also help track the virus in more than 1,000 facilities and isolate those who test positive.

Newsom warned that the state's skilled nursing facilities are especially vulnerable to the virus and that more than 1,200 residents and staff had tested positive.

Outbreaks have been reported in facilities from San Bernardino to the San Francisco Bay Area, and dozens of residents have died.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 783313

Reported Deaths: 15018
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2598176330
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino52287908
Orange518731127
San Diego44293796
Kern31261350
Fresno27560355
Sacramento21171375
Alameda20494374
Santa Clara20252296
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16289332
Contra Costa15734199
Tulare15599256
Ventura12236143
Imperial11558314
San Francisco1069697
San Mateo9522143
Monterey936066
Santa Barbara8846110
Merced8750134
Kings726877
Sonoma6998114
Marin6557112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer342841
San Luis Obispo336027
Yolo274054
Butte273835
Santa Cruz21898
Sutter164210
Napa160413
San Benito129011
Yuba11187
El Dorado10644
Mendocino83318
Lassen7310
Shasta66814
Glenn5503
Colusa5096
Nevada5066
Tehama4904
Humboldt4826
Lake45910
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2214
Inyo18714
Mono1642
Siskiyou1610
Del Norte1361
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
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Chico
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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Willows
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Heat and haze were on the menu today but a cool-down is in the works for next week.
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