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    California won't put any more counties on its coronavirus watch list until it's solved a problem that has delayed reporting of COVID-19 cases.The state is struggling with problems to a testing database, making data incomplete. Until it's fixed, California has stopped removing or adding to the list of 38 counties with higher infection rates.California has recorded 525,000 positive tests, the highest figure in the nation. But authorities say the true number is even higher.Incomplete data has hampered health officials' ability to limit the spread of the virus by reaching those who had contact with infected people.LA County's health director warns against parties as young people drive up COVID-19 casesEMBED More News Videos L.A. County's public health director warned against attending...
    SANTA CLARA CO., Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody is holding a press conference Wednesday to give an update on the region's response to the coronavirus.We'll be streaming the press conference live here at 11 a.m., on Facebook and YouTube.Santa Clara County has been on the state's COVID-19 watch list since July 12.WATCH LIST: 38 California counties where COVID-19 is getting worseWhen the county was added to the watch list, it was forced to roll back the reopening of hair salons, nail salons and gyms - all of which had just reopened for business 48 hours prior.As of Wednesday morning, the county is just above the case rate threshold that would require it to stay...
    SANTA CLARA CO., Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody is holding a press conference Wednesday to give an update on the region's response to the coronavirus.We'll be streaming the press conference live here at 11 a.m., on Facebook and YouTube.Santa Clara County has been on the state's COVID-19 watch list since July 12.WATCH LIST: 38 California counties where COVID-19 is getting worseWhen the county was added to the watch list, it was forced to roll back the reopening of hair salons, nail salons and gyms - all of which had just reopened for business 48 hours prior.As of Wednesday morning, the county is just above the case rate threshold that would require it to stay...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom shared "early good signs" that things may be getting better in California amid the coronavirus pandemic.The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is at 7,764, the governor said, which is down 21% from a week ago. Coronavirus-related hospitalizations are down 10% and ICU hospitalizations are down 5% over the past two weeks, Newsom added."Encouraging signs, but one week does not make the kind of trend that gives us confidence to generate headlines," the governor said.RELATED: We're all making this mask-wearing mistake, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom's officeWhen asked what may be contributing to the apparent decline in transmission, whether it was more mask wearing or fewer gatherings, Newsom answered "all of the above."...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.WATCH LIVE AT 12PM: Gov. Gavin Newsom gives COVID-19 updateThe Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored for worsening coronavirus trends. In each case, the state is working with local health departments to identify the source of the problem and provide assistance as needed.App users: For a better experience, click here to view the full map in a new windowThere are six criteria that will land a county on the watch list: Doing fewer than 150 tests per 100,000 residents daily (over a 7-day average) More...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom will give an update on California's response to the coronavirus pandemic at noon Monday.We'll be streaming the press conference live here, Facebook and YouTube. Check back at 12 p.m. to watch live and read updates.RELATED: We're all making this mask-wearing mistake, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom's officeGov. Newsom hasn't held a COVID-19 press conference since last Monday, when he announced a $52 million investment in fighting the virus in the Central Valley. Fresno, Tulare and Stanislaus counties have some of the highest coronavirus positivity rates in the state - though as of Monday, about 94% of the state's population is on the COVID-19 watch list.WATCH LIST: 38 California counties where COVID-19 is getting...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom will give an update on California's response to the coronavirus pandemic at noon Monday.We'll be streaming the press conference live here, Facebook and YouTube. Check back at 12 p.m. to watch live and read updates.RELATED: We're all making this mask-wearing mistake, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom's officeGov. Newsom hasn't held a COVID-19 press conference since last Monday, when he announced a $52 million investment in fighting the virus in the Central Valley. Fresno, Tulare and Stanislaus counties have some of the highest coronavirus positivity rates in the state - though as of Monday, about 94% of the state's population is on the COVID-19 watch list.WATCH LIST: 38 California counties where COVID-19 is getting...
    SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Solano County was first in the Bay Area to be put on California's monitoring list on June 29 and every other county has followed after.San Mateo County was put on the list Wednesday after weeks of being on high alert because of its case rate.RELATED: Coronavirus watch list: 38 California counties where COVID-19 is getting worseSince being put on the list, Dr. Bela Matyas says his team has been using the only tool they have to try to reduce their cases and stop the surge -- education. But, it's not working.According to Matyas, 95 percent of the county's new cases in recent weeks are as a result of private, social gatherings."It is possible that our...
    As most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.App users: For a better experience, click here to view the full map in a new windowThe Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored for worsening coronavirus trends. In each case, the state is working with local health departments to identify the source of the problem and provide assistance as needed.LATEST FROM GOV. NEWSOM: Gov. Newsom allows salon services to move outdoors in California amid COVID-19 crisisIf a county is on the watch list for three days or longer, the state will order them to roll back reopening, Gov. Gavin Newsom...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker announced new restrictions on youth sports in Illinois due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The update comes one day after Illinois reported 1,393 new COVID-19 cases and 18 additional deaths.The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that the state's total confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 175,124 , including 7,462 deaths.The preliminary seven-day positivity rate for July-21 to July 27 stands at 3.8% as teh state conducted 38,187 tests in the last 24 hours.Coronavirus testing: Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Illinois, Chicago areaAs of Tuesdaynight, officials said 1,491 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, with 355 patients in the ICU and 152 patients on ventilators.On Tuesday, the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker will give his weekly COVID-19 update Wednesday afternoon.The update comes one day after Illinois reported 1,076 new COVID-19 cases and 30 additional deaths.The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that the state's total confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 173,731, including 7,446 deaths.The preliminary seven-day positivity rate for July-21 to July 27 stands at 3.8%.Coronavirus testing: Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Illinois, Chicago areaAs of Monday night, officials said 1,383 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, with 329 patients in the ICU and 128 patients on ventilators.On Tuesday, the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have added Illinois to its quarantine list. Travelers from Illinois to those states are now required to...
    SANTA CRUZ — Short of moving their operations outside, Santa Cruz County malls, gyms, churches and more will be forced to shutter indoor operations by 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, according to county officials, due to rapidly increasing coronavirus cases. Continuing a trend previously outlined by officials, the county moved on Saturday from one that had been “flagged” for watching by state officials to one of those listed on the state’s county monitoring watch list, according to Santa Cruz County spokesman Jason Hoppin. On Monday, the California Department of Public Health notified Santa Cruz County, after three consecutive days under state observation, that new orders rolling back indoor commercial operations were pending and would be in effect Tuesday, Hoppin said. The county government...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Governor Gavin Newsom will provide an update on California's response to COVID-19 during a briefing on Monday at 12 p.m.You check back here to stream it live, or visit our Facebook and YouTube pages.RELATED: Here's which CA counties can reopen schools, salons amid COVID-19 pandemicGov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday additional protections for essential workers in California amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Newsom acknowledged that some of the COVID-19 case surges in California have stemmed from essential businesses and disproportionately affect minority groups who make up a majority of those workforces.California's hospitalizations and ICU admissions were up over the last 14 days, but Newsom said both had a "modest decline" in growth rate compared to several weeks...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Governor Gavin Newsom is set to give an update at a noon press conference on California's response to surging COVID-19 cases.You check back here to stream it live, or visit our Facebook and YouTube pages.RELATED: Here's which CA counties can reopen schools, salons amid COVID-19 pandemicGov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday additional protections for essential workers in California amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Newsom says that the majority of farm workers, construction workers, cooks, laborers, food prep workers, truck drivers and cashiers in California are mostly members of the Latinx community."That's the community that increasingly and disproportionately is being impacted not only by the spread of the virus but the mortality related to the spread of the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    REDWOOD CITY (KPIX) — Business owners in San Mateo County were worried about having to close as they sat on the precipice of California’s coronavirus watch list. By state guidelines, that could have happened last Monday or Tuesday but it did not. It was great news for gym and salon owners in San Mateo County but it’s causing some frustration in the South Bay. “You know, either way with the virus and the pandemic, business has been rough,” says Taylor Martin, owner of The Weight Room in Redwood City. “But at least being open we have the opportunity to rebuttal.” When KPIX spoke with Martin last week, he was worried he would be closed again by now. Despite the still-bad...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The head of the White House coronavirus task force raised some eyebrows locally after mentioning the Bay Area's largest city on a federal watch list.Local officials don't dispute the rise in cases, but wonder why they were singled out in comparison to other California cities that are seeing higher numbers.As some call for more support and greater transparency from the federal government over the coronavirus crisis, new audio obtained by the Center for Public Integrity offers a small glimpse into what the focus could be moving forward.In the audio clip, White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx named the city during the call.RELATED: San Jose apparently added to Trump administration watch list as...
    As most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.App users: For a better experience, click here to view the full map in a new windowThe Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored for worsening coronavirus trends. In each case, the state is working with local health departments to identify the source of the problem and provide assistance as needed.LATEST FROM GOV. NEWSOM: Gov. Newsom allows salon services to move outdoors in California amid COVID-19 crisisIf a county is on the watch list for three days or longer, the state will order them to roll back reopening, Gov. Gavin Newsom...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a press conference Friday at noon to give an update on the coronavirus pandemic in California.RELATED: Here's which CA counties can reopen schools, bars, indoor restaurants amid COVID-19 pandemicCheck back to watch live. We'll be streaming the press conference live here, on Facebook and YouTube.Over the past several weeks, the governor has been announcing new restrictions on the state's reopening in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. California saw a record-breaking number of new cases earlier this week.Newsom has also been giving updates as new counties are added to the state's watch list, which now stands at 36 of California's 58 counties.WATCH LIST: 33 California counties where COVID-19 is...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a press conference Friday at noon to give an update on the coronavirus pandemic in California.RELATED: Here's which CA counties can reopen schools, bars, indoor restaurants amid COVID-19 pandemicWe'll be streaming the press conference live here, on Facebook and YouTube.Over the past several weeks, the governor has been announcing new restrictions on the state's reopening in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. California saw a record-breaking number of new cases earlier this week.Newsom has also been giving updates as new counties are added to the state's watch list, which now stands at 36 of California's 58 counties.WATCH LIST: 33 California counties where COVID-19 is getting worseCounties that are on...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- San Jose is one of a dozen cities being apparently monitored by the Trump administration because of an increase in positive COVID-19 tests.White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator, Doctor Deborah Birx, named the city in a recent private phone call.RELATED: 36 California counties where COVID-19 is getting worseAudio of the call was obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.However, other than the audio, the center does not include San Jose in their reporting.RELATED: Customers sharing concern over Aura Nightclub in SJ amid COVID-19 crisis met with confrontationMayor Sam Liccardo says he's never had any contact from the White House about test rates.In a statement, the county of Santa Clara said the increase in cases in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to provide the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in California on Wednesday at noon.Check back to watch live. We'll be streaming the press conference live here, on Facebook and YouTube.In his Monday press conference, the governor announced a change in the rules for hair salons and other beauty services in the state.WATCH LIST: Counties where COVID-19 is getting worseWhile hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, massage parlors and other beauty services have to close indoor operations in counties on the state's watch list, they're now allowed to move some services outdoors.The guidelines for outdoor hair salons and barbershops include: Employees and customers have to wear masks the entire time Create an...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to provide the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in California on Wednesday at noon.Check back to watch live. We'll be streaming the press conference live here, on Facebook and YouTube.In his Monday press conference, the governor announced a change in the rules for hair salons and other beauty services in the state.WATCH LIST: Counties where COVID-19 is getting worseWhile hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, massage parlors and other beauty services have to close indoor operations in counties on the state's watch list, they're now allowed to move some services outdoors.The guidelines for outdoor hair salons and barbershops include: Employees and customers have to wear masks the entire time Create an...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to provide the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in California on Wednesday at noon.Check back to watch live. We'll be streaming the press conference live here, on Facebook and YouTube.In his Monday press conference, the governor announced a change in the rules for hair salons and other beauty services in the state.WATCH LIST: Counties where COVID-19 is getting worseWhile hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, massage parlors and other beauty services have to close indoor operations in counties on the state's watch list, they're now allowed to move some services outdoors.The guidelines for outdoor hair salons and barbershops include: Employees and customers have to wear masks the entire time Create an...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to provide the latest on the novel coronavirus pandemic in California on Wednesday at noon.Check back to watch live. We'll be streaming the press conference live here, on Facebook and YouTube.In his Monday press conference, the governor announced a change in the rules for hair salons and other beauty services in the state.WATCH LIST: Counties where COVID-19 is getting worseWhile hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, massage parlors and other beauty services have to close indoor operations in counties on the state's watch list, they're now allowed to move some services outdoors.The guidelines for outdoor hair salons and barbershops include: Employees and customers have to wear masks the entire time Create...
    SANTA MATEO (KPIX) — A Peninsula lawmaker warns San Mateo County will make the state monitoring list by Tuesday or Wednesday, and could remain on the list for “forever” if people don’t change their behavior. “We could be in this watch list forever so if we don’t change our behaviors and if we don’t change our actions we could be in this forever,” said Supervisor David Canepa. “We really need people to wear their damn mask. Make no mistake about it, if we do not take action right now, the consequences are going to be catastrophic.” San Mateo County is the only Bay Area county that has not made the state’s watch list. Up until recently, it has been able...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is set to update the public on reopening California amid the novel coronavirus pandemic in a press conference at noon Monday.Newsom is expected to make an announcement on changes to the beauty industry, sources tell ABC7 News. He will likely announce that some industries, such as hair salons and nail salons, will be allowed to operate outdoors, according to sources. Some salon and beauty workers have been asking the governor to change the rules and allow outdoor operations, so they can start working again during the pandemic.Check back at noon to watch live. We'll be streaming the press conference live at noon here, on Facebook and YouTube.Newsom announced new guidelines Friday to determine...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is set to update the public on reopening California amid the novel coronavirus pandemic in a press conference at noon Monday.Newsom is expected to make an announcement on changes to the beauty industry, sources tell ABC7 News. He will likely announce that some industries, such as hair salons and nail salons, will be allowed to operate outdoors, according to sources. Some salon and beauty workers have been asking the governor to change the rules and allow outdoor operations, so they can start working again during the pandemic.Check back at noon to watch live. We'll be streaming the press conference live at noon here, on Facebook and YouTube.Newsom announced new guidelines Friday to determine...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is set to update the public on reopening California amid the novel coronavirus pandemic in a press conference at noon Monday.Newsom is expected to make an announcement on changes to the beauty industry, sources tell ABC7 News. He will likely announce that some industries, such as hair salons and nail salons, will be allowed to operate outdoors, according to sources. Some salon and beauty workers have been asking the governor to change the rules and allow outdoor operations, so they can start working again during the pandemic.Check back at noon to watch live. We'll be streaming the press conference live at noon here, on Facebook and YouTube.Newsom announced new guidelines Friday to determine...
    SAN MATEO, Calif. (KGO) -- Houses of worship, gyms and nail & hair salons have been holding on by a hair in San Mateo County amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. In a matter of days, these sectors will most likely close again, according to a county official."We are lucky, but I don't think we'll be able to stay that long," said Ling Pan, owner of Revolution Hair Studio.Revolution Hair Studio has been open for three weeks now. They've been doing everything in their power to help the county contain the COVID-19 spread and stay open."Disinfecting in between clients and we had to even make our time spot schedule for clients longer so we could have enough time," said Pan.But that...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Starting Monday, non-essential offices and indoor malls in San Francisco must close after becoming the latest city to land on the state's watch list for increased cases of COVID-19."We were told this morning, we've got to shutdown all indoor operations," said Greg Viloria from Japan Center.It's what many retailers inside the Japan Center Mall had feared, doors must close on Monday.Andy Ma, just reopened his Yumi Boutique around July 1 after being closed since March."It's hardship for everyone, hard to overcome this, but safety first I guess," Ma said.This mall has been the anchor of Japantown for 53 years, dozens of longtime family owned specialty stores call it home. But the pandemic has forced some out...
    As most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopensThe Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored for worsening coronavirus trends. In each case, the state is working with local health departments to identify the source of the problem and provide assistance as needed.The following counties are currently on the state's list for "targeted engagement":Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles County: One reason Los Angeles County has nearly half of the state's COVID-19 cases is because of its huge population and the fact that it's doing so...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- UPDATE: July 17, 11:40 p.m.: San Francisco has been added to the state's watch list, said Mayor London Breed. As a result, indoor malls and non-essential offices will close Monday. We'll update this story as we learn more. As most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.WATCH LIVE NOW: Gov. Gavin Newsom announces which California school districts can reopen in the fallThe Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored for worsening coronavirus trends. In each case, the state is working with local health departments to identify the source of the problem and provide assistance as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Dr. Mark Ghaly, California's Health and Human Services Secretary, will be holding a press conference Tuesday in Gov. Gavin Newsom's place to give an update on the state's coronavirus surge.LATEST FROM NEWSOM: Major reopening rollback ordered in CA in attempt to control rampant coronavirus spreadGhaly will focus on the state's effort to expand COVID-19 testing, especially to the most susceptible populations and communities.California has conducted more than 5.5 million coronavirus tests since the start of the pandemic.INTERACTIVE: Here's the reopening status of every Bay Area countyState officials believe more testing will help curb the spread of COVID-19, which has already taken the lives of 7,040 Californians.On Monday, Gov. Newsom ordered the mandatory closure of indoor restaurants,...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Clara County launched three more pop-up coronavirus testing sites as the county is expected to be added to the state watch list on Wednesday.At the pop-up testing site at Independence High School in San Jose, the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center staff is prepared to test up to 800 people for COVID-19 in the community.CORONAVIRUS WATCH LIST: Here's where COVID-19 is getting worse in CaliforniaAn hour before the testing center opened at 10 a.m., hundreds of people were already lined up waiting to get tested.Staff is expected to move 125 to 150 people through the line an hour to try and cut down on long wait times.They are now using a system of colored...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Dr. Mark Ghaly, California's Health and Human Services Secretary, will be holding a press conference Tuesday in Gov. Gavin Newsom's place to give an update on the state's coronavirus surge.LATEST FROM NEWSOM: Major reopening rollback ordered in CA in attempt to control rampant coronavirus spreadGhaly will focus on the state's effort to expand COVID-19 testing, especially to the most susceptible populations and communities.We'll be streaming the press conference live here, on Facebook and YouTube.California has conducted more than 5.5 million coronavirus tests since the start of the pandemic.INTERACTIVE: Here's the reopening status of every Bay Area countyState officials believe more testing will help curb the spread of COVID-19, which has already taken the lives of 7,040...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered several sectors to once again shut down Monday amid an increasingly concerning coronavirus surge.RELATED: Here's everything allowed to open in CA (and what we're still waiting on)Bars, both indoor and outdoor, will be forced to close down statewide. Restaurants are being told to cease indoor operations. Outdoor dining and takeout are still allowed.All counties also have to close all indoor operations at wineries, tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and cardrooms.In counties on the state's watch list -- including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties -- even more businesses are being required to close their doors. That includes gyms, hair salons, barbershops, other personal care services, indoor malls, offices in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- UPDATE: July 13: Sonoma County has been added to the state's watch list. See the full list below. As most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.The Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored for worsening coronavirus trends. In each case, the state is working with local health departments to identify the source of the problem and provide assistance as needed.If a county is on the watch list for three days or longer, the state will order them to roll back reopening, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.'THEY JUST RAN WITH IT': How quarantine fatigue hurt CA,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — Alameda County was added to the state’s COVID-19 watchlist Sunday in the wake of rising new cases of the virus among local residents. If those numbers don’s so improve after the next three days, state officials will begin reimposing COVID-19 business restrictions. Alameda, which has had the largest number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area, already has been slow to rollback those restrictions. “Definitely observing in the community people outside are kind of just walking around not wearing masks, so I definitely understand why we’re on a watch list. But I know in here, we’ve been keeping everything as safe as possible,” said Hostess at Strizzi’s Restaurant Isabella Montanaro. The county says more cases...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- UPDATE: July 13: Sonoma County has been added to the state's watch list. See the full list below. As most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.The Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored for worsening coronavirus trends. In each case, the state is working with local health departments to identify the source of the problem and provide assistance as needed.If a county is on the watch list for three days or longer, the state will order them to roll back reopening, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.'THEY JUST RAN WITH IT': How quarantine fatigue hurt CA,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- UPDATE, July 8, 12 p.m.: Three more California counties have been added to the watch list, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced during a Wednesday press conference. Napa, San Benito and Yolo counties have all been added. See the full list below.As most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.The Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored for worsening coronavirus trends. In each case, the state is working with local health departments to identify the source of the problem and provide assistance as needed.If a county is on the watch list for three days or longer, the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a press conference Thursday at noon amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The governor is also giving an update on the state's wildfire season.Newsom spent Wednesday's press conference reassuring the public that California hospitals are prepared for a surge in COVID-19 patients.RELATED: California preparing for a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations, Newsom saysHe said the state has been successful at maximizing hospital capacity and establishing alternative care sites since March. The state now has the capacity to treat 50,000 COVID-19 patients if necessary.That extra hospital capacity has started to look more and more necessary; COVID-19 hospitalizations have grown 44% over the last two weeks, the governor said.Newsom also announced an additional three counties...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a press conference Thursday at noon amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.We'll be streaming the press conference live here and on Facebook.Newsom spent Wednesday's press conference reassuring the public that California hospitals are prepared for a surge in COVID-19 patients.EMBED More News Videos Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that another three counties were added to the state's watch list of areas of concern amid the coronavirus pandemic. He said the state has been successful at maximizing hospital capacity and establishing alternative care sites since March. The state now has the capacity to treat 50,000 COVID-19 patients if necessary.That extra hospital capacity has started to look more and more necessary; COVID-19 hospitalizations have grown 44%...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a press conference Thursday at noon amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.We'll be streaming the press conference live here and on Facebook.Newsom spent Wednesday's press conference reassuring the public that California hospitals are prepared for a surge in COVID-19 patients.EMBED More News Videos Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that another three counties were added to the state's watch list of areas of concern amid the coronavirus pandemic. He said the state has been successful at maximizing hospital capacity and establishing alternative care sites since March. The state now has the capacity to treat 50,000 COVID-19 patients if necessary.That extra hospital capacity has started to look more and more necessary; COVID-19 hospitalizations have grown 44%...
    After experiencing an uptick in cases over the last two weeks, Napa on Thursday will become the latest Bay Area county to roll back reopening plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that Napa will become one of 26 counties in California — the fourth in the Bay Area — to be placed on the statewide monitoring list after increasing from 251 total COVID-19-related cases to 448 over the last two weeks. Napa joins Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Solano as Bay Area counties that will have to pause or roll back reopening plans for several businesses. Those business include indoor and outdoor services for all bars and breweries, and indoor dining at restaurants. Wineries in the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom announced another three counties were added to the state's watch list of areas of concern amid the coronavirus pandemic.Napa, San Benito and Yolo counties were all added, bringing the total to 26. See the rest of the list here.Last week, the governor ordered the closures of bars, indoor restaurants, zoos and museums in counties that have been on the state's watch list for more than three days. At the time, that applied to 19 counties, or about 70% of the state's population.PHASE 4: When will California enter Phase 4 of reopening? Experts weigh inThe state now has more than 277,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and has seen nearly 6,500 people die of the virus.We...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is scheduled to hold a press conference Wednesday at noon to give an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic in California.PHASE 4: When will California enter Phase 4 of reopening? Experts weigh inLast week, the governor ordered the closures of bars, indoor restaurants, zoos and museums in counties that have been on the state's watch list for more than three days. At the time, that applied to 19 counties, or about 70% of the state's population.On Wednesday, there are 23 counties on the watch list. The governor may announce more mandatory closures for counties more recently added to the list.The state now has more than 277,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and has...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a press conference Wednesday at noon to give an update on the coronavirus pandemic in California.Check back to watch live. We'll be streaming the press conference here, on Facebook and YouTube.PHASE 4: When will California enter Phase 4 of reopening? Experts weigh inLast week, the governor ordered the closures of bars, indoor restaurants, zoos and museums in counties that have been on the state's watch list for more than three days. At the time, that applied to 19 counties, or about 70% of the state's population.On Wednesday, there are 23 counties on the watch list. The governor may announce more mandatory closures for counties more recently added to the list.WATCH LIST:...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is scheduled to hold a press conference Wednesday at noon to give an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic in California.PHASE 4: When will California enter Phase 4 of reopening? Experts weigh inLast week, the governor ordered the closures of bars, indoor restaurants, zoos and museums in counties that have been on the state's watch list for more than three days. At the time, that applied to 19 counties, or about 70% of the state's population.On Wednesday, there are 23 counties on the watch list. The governor may announce more mandatory closures for counties more recently added to the list.The state now has more than 277,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and has...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a press conference Wednesday at noon to give an update on the coronavirus pandemic in California.We'll be streaming the press conference live here, on Facebook and YouTube.PHASE 4: When will California enter Phase 4 of reopening? Experts weigh inLast week, the governor ordered the closures of bars, indoor restaurants, zoos and museums in counties that have been on the state's watch list for more than three days. At the time, that applied to 19 counties, or about 70% of the state's population.On Wednesday, there are 23 counties on the watch list. The governor may announce more mandatory closures for counties more recently added to the list.WATCH LIST: Counties where COVID-19 is...
    MONTEREY (CBS SF) – The Monterey Bay Aquarium has delayed its highly-anticipated reopening scheduled for later this week, due to the county being placed on state’s COVID-19 watch list. “While this postponement is disappointing, following this guidance from the state and Monterey County Health department is in the best interest of public health and safety,” the aquarium said in a statement posted Monday. No reopening date has been announced. The California Department of Public Health placed Monterey County on its watch list on July 2nd, due to increased transmission of the coronavirus. After being on the list for three days, the county is required to suspend indoor operations of several types of businesses, including zoos and museums. The aquarium intended...
    Despite a steep rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations over the past two weeks in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom doesn't believe the state moved too quickly to reopen businesses.Newsom on Monday said it's not about when California reopened, but rather how."Cases have been exploding around the state. Was there any realistic way to reopen some sectors of the economy and do you think your administration miscalculated in doing so? And the speed at which they opened restaurants, gymnasiums and fitness centers, for example?" a reporter asked the governor during his Monday press conference.LA County hospitals warned to prepare for COVID-19 surgeEMBED More News Videos Facing a new surge in coronavirus cases, Los Angeles County hospitals could run out of available...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- UPDATE, July 6, 9 a.m.: Four counties were added to the state's watch list over the weekend, including another in the Bay Area. Now, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara and Solano counties are all on the watch list. See the full list below.LATEST UPDATE: Gov. Gavin Newsom gives coronavirus update after 4th of July weekendAs most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.The Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored for worsening coronavirus trends. In each case, the state is working with local health departments to identify the source of the problem and provide assistance...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced that Marin County has been added to the list of California counties that are being closely monitored for increased COVID-19 activity. Marin joins Contra Costa and Santa Clara as the San Francisco Bay Area counties on the list. The California Department of Public Health created the watch list of counties as the COVID-19 situation has changed significantly over recent days such as a spike in confirmed cases, hospitalizations, outbreaks in congregate settings, or an increase in community transmission in workplaces. The watch list is based on COVID-19 data and triggers a review by state health officials of open business sectors and current COVID containment strategies among other factors. “Now is...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- UPDATE, July 3, 9 a.m.: Contra Costa County has been removed from the state's watch list and Monterey County has been added, as of Friday. See the list of all 19 counties below.LATEST UPDATE: Gov. Newsom orders indoor restaurants, wineries, movie theaters to close in most of CAAs most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.The Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored for worsening coronavirus trends. In each case, the state is working with local health departments to identify the source of the problem and provide assistance as needed.If a county is on the...
    SANTA CLARA CO., Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Clara County is dropping its stay-at-home order more than three months into the battle with coronavirus. County officials are holding a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday to announce a new health order that will replace current shelter-in-place guidelines.RELATED: Gov. Newsom orders indoor restaurants, wineries, movie theaters to close in most of CAWe'll be streaming the press conference live here, on Facebook and YouTube.The new health order will end the county's sector-by-sector approach to reopening. Instead, it will be a "framework that people will be able to live within for a long time," said Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody earlier this week.Santa Clara County was the epicenter of the Bay Area's coronavirus outbreak...
    SANTA CLARA CO., Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Clara County is dropping its stay-at-home order more than three months into the battle with coronavirus. County officials are holding a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday to announce a new health order that will replace current shelter-in-place guidelines.RELATED: Gov. Newsom orders indoor restaurants, wineries, movie theaters to close in most of CAWe'll be streaming the press conference live here, on Facebook and YouTube.The new health order will end the county's sector-by-sector approach to reopening. Instead, it will be a "framework that people will be able to live within for a long time," said Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody earlier this week.Santa Clara County was the epicenter of the Bay Area's coronavirus outbreak...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Speaking through the shouts of nearby protesters, Gov. Gavin Newsom teased more restrictions on the way for Californians.The governor spoke at a motel in Pittsburg, one of the places the state is temporarily housing thousands of homeless individuals amid the coronavirus pandemic.The conversation quickly turned to the elephant in the room: COVID-19 cases continue to climb in California ahead of a holiday weekend, when it's feared social and family gatherings will only make things work.Newsom said he'd be announcing the return of some stay-at-home restrictions Wednesday.We are updating this developing story. Check back for updates.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopensCOVID-19 hospitalizations in California have increased...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom gave his midday update on the coronavirus pandemic in the Bay Area Tuesday.The governor was at a motel in Pittsburg for the noon press conference. The briefing was cut short after protesters shouted and played siren noises as the governor spoke.We are updating this developing story. Check back for more. COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopensCOVID-19 hospitalizations in California have increased by 43% over the last two weeks, Newsom said. The positivity rate, or the proportion of people being tested that return a positive result for COVID-19, has also gone up to 5.9% over the past seven days. It was 4.4% just...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom will be giving his midday update on the coronavirus pandemic in the Bay Area Tuesday.The governor will be in Pittsburg for the noon press conference. He's planning to give an update on the COVID-19 surge in California and the state's program to temporarily house homeless people in hotel rooms.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopensCOVID-19 hospitalizations in California have increased by 43% over the last two weeks, Newsom said. The positivity rate, or the proportion of people being tested that return a positive result for COVID-19, has also gone up to 5.9% over the past seven days. It was 4.4% just a couple...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom will be giving his midday update on the coronavirus pandemic in the Bay Area Tuesday.The governor will be in Pittsburg for the noon press conference. He's planning to give an update on the COVID-19 surge in California and the state's program to temporarily house homeless people in hotel rooms.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopensWe'll be streaming the press conference live here, on Facebook and YouTube.COVID-19 hospitalizations in California have increased by 43% over the last two weeks, Newsom said. The positivity rate, or the proportion of people being tested that return a positive result for COVID-19, has also gone up to 5.9%...
    With the July 4 holiday weekend only days away, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that 19 counties home to 72% of the state’s population are now on a “watch list” for additional COVID-19 restrictions. Four new counties — Solano, Merced, Glenn and Orange — were added Monday to the list of hard-hit locales where state health officials are monitoring infection data, providing technical assistance and weighing new measures to slow the spread of the virus. Bars were already ordered to shut down in Los Angeles and six other counties on Sunday as businesses hit hard by the virus looked to the busy summer holiday to recoup some losses. Even after the closures, local health officials warned on Monday...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom will be giving his midday update on the coronavirus pandemic in the Bay Area Tuesday.The governor will be in Pittsburg for the noon press conference. He's planning to give an update on the COVID-19 surge in California and the state's program to temporarily house homeless people in hotel rooms.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopensWe'll be streaming the press conference live here, on Facebook and YouTube.COVID-19 hospitalizations in California have increased by 43% over the last two weeks, Newsom said. The positivity rate, or the proportion of people being tested that return a positive result for COVID-19, has also gone up to 5.9%...
    As most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopensThe Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored for worsening coronavirus trends. In each case, the state is working with local health departments to identify the source of the problem and provide assistance as needed.The following counties are currently on the state's list for "targeted engagement":Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles County: One reason Los Angeles County has nearly half of the state's COVID-19 cases is because of its huge population and the fact that it's doing so...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the reopenings can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know — KPIX.com/KPIX 5 News/CBSN Bay Area — will be publishing a news roundup each morning of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories so you can start your day with the latest updated developments. Good News — Neighbors Helping Neighbors San Francisco Community Group Gives Support To Seniors Isolated By COVID-19 SAN FRANCISCO — A group of volunteers in San Francisco on Wednesday worked together to bring some sunshine into the lives of seniors who have been isolating from COVID-19 for months. There are moments when what you don’t see...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.The Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored for worsening coronavirus trends. In each case, the state is working with local health departments to identify the source of the problem and provide assistance as needed.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopensThe following counties are currently on the state's list for "targeted engagement":Contra Costa County: The East Bay county is being monitored due to a rise in hospitalizations that's correlated with reopening. Contra Costa is being asked to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Contra Costa County is being monitored by the California Department of Public Health after a concerning increase in coronavirus hospitalizations, the department says.As of Thursday, the county had 23 people hospitalized with COVID-19. That's up from 13 people on June 1. The East Bay County has 2,148 known cases of COVID-19 and has seen 56 deaths as a result.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as CA reopensThe rise in coronavirus hospitalizations comes "parallel to a rise in community transmission as our residents move away from shelter in place and resume more normal routines," according to DPH.In order to get back on track, Contra Costa County is being told...