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Hospitalizations jump 50% in California as coronavirus infections soar

07 Jul 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. New coronavirus cases soared in California over the July Fourth weekend, stressing some hospital systems and leading to the temporary closure of the state capitol building in Sacramento for deep cleaning, officials said on Monday. | Video

Reopenings stall as U.S. records nearly 50,000 cases of COVID-19 in single day

02 Jul 2020

Governors of U.S. states hit hardest by the resurgent coronavirus halted or reversed steps to reopen their economies on Wednesday, led by California, the nation's most populous state and a new epicenter of the pandemic. | Video

California rolls back reopening, steps up enforcement as coronavirus surges

02 Jul 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California dramatically rolled back efforts to reopen its economy on Wednesday, banning indoor restaurant dining in much of the state, closing bars and stepping up enforcement of social distancing and other measures as COVID-19 infections surge. | Video

Closing time for some California bars as U.S. posts record coronavirus cases

29 Jun 2020

SACRAMENTO California ordered some bars to close on Sunday, the first major rollback of efforts to reopen the economy in the most populous U.S. state as novel coronavirus cases nationwide soar to record levels day after day. | Video

Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove Confederate emblem from state flag

29 Jun 2020

Mississippi lawmakers have voted to remove a symbol of the pro-slavery Confederacy from the Deep South state's flag, the latest symbol of racism to come down amid outrage at the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minnesota. | Video

California governor declares budget emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic

25 Jun 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday declared a budget emergency in the most populous U.S. state, blaming expenses and the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

California hospitalizations surge with new COVID-19 cases

24 Jun 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The number of people hospitalized in California with COVID-19 has increased by nearly a third over the past two weeks, with about 1,500 suspected or confirmed patients requiring intensive care, officials said on Wednesday.

Washington state makes face masks mandatory as some states see new coronavirus surge

24 Jun 2020

The governor of Washington state on Tuesday ordered residents to wear face masks in public as officials across the country sought new means to control the coronavirus pandemic while easing clamp-downs on residents and reopening the economy. | Video

California hospital admitting only COVID-19 patients as outbreak ravages state's breadbasket

24 Jun 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The COVID-19 spike in California's agricultural breadbasket is so steep that a hospital in Lodi is not accepting some patients who have other illnesses, as infections mount at nearly four times the rate called for in state guidelines for reopening the economy.

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