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COVID-19 in California: the latest numbers and how to protect your family


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LETICIA: MORE THAN 819,000 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN CALIFORNIA. CALIFORNIA PUBLIC HEALTH SAYS MORE THAN 2,100 CASES WERE REPORTED ON SATURDAY. 88 CALIFORNIANS DIED FROM THE VIRUS YESTERDAY. THAT BRINGS THE TOTAL TO MORE THAN 16,000 PEOPLE IN THE STATE. A FEW DAYS AGO, THE SACRAMENT COUNTY GOES FROM THE WIDE PURPLE ROAD TO THE SUBSTANTIVE RED LEVEL AND THAT MEANS SOME RESTRICTIONS ARE LOOSING. FOR RESTAURANTS, THE NEW STATUS ALLOWS COVERED LUNCH. MELANIE WINGO OF KCRA 3 SHOWS US HOW THEY WELCOME ADDITIONAL GUESTS. MELANI A SACRAMENT’S FIRST FALL SATURDAYS SEEMS MADE FOR BRUNCH OUT. >> I LIKE FRIED CAT FISH. BUT I REALLY LIKE THEIR CORN MUFFINS. THOSE ARE REALLY GOOD. MELANIE: OAK PARK’S FIXING RESTAURANT SERVES SPECIALTIES IN THE PATIO DINING AREA. NOW THAT SACRAMENT IS IN THE RED STATE RIPPING, FASTENERS AND WELCOME SOME INTERNAL GUESTS TO EAT. >> BEING ABLE TO INCREASE INSIDE WAS GREAT. MELANIE: AND FOR GUESTS WHO WANT TO EAT OPTIONS, EVEN IN THE FALL AND WINTER MONTHS, WHEN YOU MEET OUTSIDE, THEY MAY NOT BE APPETIZING. >> ONCE THE TICKETS COLD, I LIKE WHAT WE DO? – ONCE IT’S COLD, I LIKE WHAT WE DO? MELANIE: THEY FEEL ENCOURAGED BY THE ADDITIONAL GUESTS THAT THE RED TEAR STATE WILL BRING. >> 25% IS NOT A GREAT NUMBER. REPRESENTS THE FIRST STEPS OF RETURN. MELANIE: THE RESTAURANT HAS A LARGE INTERNAL EVENT SPACE THAT IT WILL USE TO HOST DINNER TABLES FAR AWAY, ALLOWING THEM TO HAVE 40 TO 50 MORE PEOPLE AT A TIME WHICH THEY WOULD LIKE TO PREPARE OUTSIDE ONLY. >> JUST LIKE FROM THE BEGINNING, EVERYTHING HAS BEEN TO MAKE SURE OUR STAFF ARE SAFE AND OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAFE AND THAT EVERYONE FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT OUR PROTOCOLS ARE. >> AS REGARDS THE GUESTS, THEY AGREE THAT IT IS GOOD FOR COMPANIES TO HAVE THE INDOOR OPTION. >> I FEEL IT IS A GREAT OPTION TO HAVE INSIDE AND OUTDOORS. MELANIE: LOTS OF CONTENT AND COMMITTED TO EATING OUTDOORS FOR YOUR SAFETY. >> CROWN IS NOT PROVIDED. HIT OUR PRESIDENT. I’M SURE IT WILL TAKE ME TOO. THE OUTSIDE IS BETTER THAN BEING INSIDE. WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO BE OUT UNTIL WE FIND A CURE FOR THIS THING CORONA. MELANIE: A SACRAMENTO, MELANIE WINGO, KCRA THREE NEWS. LETICIA: MANY OF THE COUNTRIES IN OUR AREA ARE NOW OUT. OF THE WIDE PURPLE TOP. BUT STANISLAUS, COLUSA, YUBA AND SUTTER COUNTIES REMAIN IN THAT LEVEL. THE COUNTRIES OF SACRAMENT, YOLO, SAN JOAQUIN, PLACER AND SOLANO ARE NOW IN THE SUBSTANTIVE OR RED LEVEL. THE COUNTRIES OF EL DORADO AND NEVADA ARE IMPROVED IN THE MODERATE OR ORANGE LEVEL. COUNTRIES NEED TO SATISFY A CERTAIN NUMBER OF WEEKS AND IMPROVE THE NUMBERS OF COVID CASES TO ADVANCE IN A NEW COLOR CATE

COVID-19 in California: the latest numbers and how to protect your family

Here you can get the latest information on COVID-19 in California and the resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.

COVID-19 belongs to the coronavirus family, which includes the common cold but also more serious diseases such as SARS and MERS.

For most people, COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially the elderly and people with existing health problems, it can cause more serious illness and death.

Here are the latest numbers of the coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University:

CALIFORNIA:
830,766 confirmed cases
16,124 coronavirus-related deaths

| OTHER | Latest Coronavirus Cases by County + COVID-19 Curve Monitoring of Cases, Deaths

Below is the latest coverage of KCRA 3 and information from health officials on how to stay safe.

CALIFORNIA REOPENING

In March, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the state’s 40 million residents to stay at home, except for basic needs, to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state’s medical system.

The state has reopened sectors of the economy with many changes taking place. California requires people to wear masks in most indoor and some outdoor spaces.

California eliminated its COVID-19 county checklist and replaced it with a color-coded tiered reopening framework.

| OTHER | What you need to know about California’s new reopening plan

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

Here are 6 ways to protect yourself and your family, according to the California Department of Public Health:

• Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

• Cover a cough or sneeze with a disposable sleeve or handkerchief. Wash your hands afterwards.

• Avoid close contact with sick people.

• Stay away from work, school or other people if you get sick with respiratory symptoms such as fever and cough.

• Follow the guidance of public health officials.

Slow down the spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirus


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