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This photo provided by the LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner shows National Guard assisting with processing Covid-19 deaths and placing them into temporary storage at LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner Office in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Los Angeles. More than 500 people are dying each day in California because of the coronavirus. The death toll has prompted state officials to send more refrigerated trailers to local governments to act as makeshift morgues. State officials said Friday they have helped distribute 98 refrigerated trailers to help county coroners store dead bodies. (LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner via AP)

California now reporting 525 virus deaths every day

Jan. 15, 2021 8:29 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — 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...

FILE - In this April 18, 2020, file photo, tents line a sidewalk on Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. A coalition in California is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multi-national corporations to raise more than $2 billion a year to end homelessness. Supporters say Assembly Bill 71, if approved, would

Proposed corporate tax hike in California would aid homeless

Jan. 13, 2021 6:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California coalition is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multinational corporations to raise more than $2 billion a year to house tens of thousands of homeless people, addressing what has become a worsening problem in the country's most populous state. Supporters say...

People wait in cars for a vaccination against the coronavirus at a new

Virus deaths surging in California, now top 30,000

Jan. 11, 2021 10:51 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The coronavirus death toll in California reached 30,000 on Monday, another staggering milestone as the nation's most populous state endures the worst surge of the nearly yearlong pandemic. Newly confirmed infections are rising at a dizzying rate of more than a quarter-million a...

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2021, file photo, a person completes a swab of their mouth at a Curative walk-up kiosk testing site for COVID-19 at the Garfield Community Center in Seattle. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients and health care providers that a coronavirus test developed by California company Curative may produce false results. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Congress, LA take divergent paths after COVID test warning

Jan. 8, 2021 8:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will continue using a coronavirus test that federal regulators warned may produce false results while Congress, which has used the same test, is seeking an alternative. The different responses Thursday followed a Food and Drug Administration alert to patients and health care...

A person wears a mask as he checks his mobile phone outside the temporary closed

For nurses, California's virus outbreak has a personal toll

Jan. 8, 2021 4:54 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — For Caroline Brandenburger, the coronavirus outbreak that has overwhelmed California hospitals comes with a very personal toll. “Just today we had two deaths on this unit. And that’s pretty much the norm,” said Brandenburger, who works on the COVID-19 unit at...

Houston Health Department LVN Alicia Meza prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at a Houston Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Houston. The department vaccinated 1,008 people who qualify under Phase 1A or Phase 1B of the state's guidelines at the clinic's first day on Saturday. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Fauci: Vaccinations are increasing in a 'glimmer of hope'

Jan. 4, 2021 4:15 AM EST

The U.S. ramped up COVID-19 vaccinations in the past few days after a slower-than-expected start, bringing the number of shots dispensed to about 4 million, government health officials said Sunday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease expert, also said on ABC's “This Week” that...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 1, 2021 6:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Fauci, Abrams;...

A pedestrian wears a face mask while walking past a sign at a Forward healthcare location during the coronavirus pandemic in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California passes 25,000 deaths, finds 3 more variant cases

Dec. 31, 2020 11:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California surpassed 25,000 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic and officials disclosed Thursday that three more cases involving a mutant variant of the virus have been confirmed in San Diego County. The grim developments came as an ongoing surge swamps hospitals and...

A pedestrian wears a face mask while walking past a car exiting the CityTestSF at Pier 30/32 COVID-19 testing site during the coronavirus pandemic in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California COVID-19: 2 million confirmed cases and counting

Dec. 24, 2020 10:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California became the first state to record 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases, reaching the milestone on Christmas Eve as nearly the entire state was under a strict stay-at-home order. Gov. Gavin Newsom warned that hospitalizations could soon double if people don't change their...

Phlebotomist lab assistant Jennifer Cukati, right, and Registered Nurse Carina Klescewski, left, care for a COVID-19 patient inside the Sutter Roseville Medical Center ICU in Roseville, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The patient came in the night before

California's new virus message: 'Don't share your air'

Dec. 22, 2020 8:37 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s health care system is in the throes of a coronavirus crisis stemming from ill-advised Thanksgiving gatherings, top executives from the state's largest hospital systems said Tuesday as they put out a “desperate call” for residents to avoid a...