California sees hopeful signs as counties fight for vaccines

California sees hopeful signs as counties fight for vaccines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Vaccine supply issues continued to plague California on Tuesday even as other indicators about the spread of the coronavirus showed what the top health official called “rays of hope” amid the deadliest days of the pandemic. San Francisco’s public health department said it’s likely to…
California now reporting 525 virus deaths every day

California now reporting 525 virus deaths every day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – More Californians than ever are dying from the coronavirus — a knee-bucking 525 every day — and with the number expected to keep climbing state officials said Friday they are sending more refrigerated trailers to act as makeshift morgues for overwhelmed county coroner’s offices. There…
California lifting stay-home order for Sacramento region

California lifting stay-home order for Sacramento region

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California is lifting its stay-at-home order for the 13-county Sacramento region. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday the region’s coronavirus hospitalizations have stabilized sufficiently to allow the region to be the first in the state to exit the order imposed last month as virus cases exploded.…
California virus deaths rocket higher as ICU space tightens

California virus deaths rocket higher as ICU space tightens

LOS ANGELES – California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration and the state’s hospital association are at odds over how best to create space for critically ill coronavirus patients at already strained medical facilities that soon could be overwhelmed by the expected surge of new cases from holiday gatherings. A…
Once a model, California now struggles to tame COVID-19

Once a model, California now struggles to tame COVID-19

LOS ANGELES – Ambulances waited hours for openings to offload coronavirus patients. Overflow patients were moved to hospital hallways and gift shops, even a cafeteria. Refrigerated trucks were on standby, ready to store the dead. For months, California did many of the right things to avoid a catastrophic…
California is third state to pass 25,000 coronavirus deaths

California is third state to pass 25,000 coronavirus deaths

LOS ANGELES – Health officials say California has surpassed 25,000 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic. The grim milestone recorded Friday comes as the nation’s most populated state faces a surge of COVID-19 infections that has hospitals stretched to capacity and forced nurses and doctors to…
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