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coronavirus testing 2 hours ago

California Needs More, Quicker COVID-19 Testing

Gov. Gavin Newsom admitted Saturday that around 60,000 people were still waiting on their coronavirus test results. Kim Tobin reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2020. 

  • Mar 11

    Photos: This Is Daily Life Around SoCal in the Shadow of the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Daily life has changed dramatically in Southern California. Empty store shelves and relatively free flowing freeways. Quiet sports arenas usually filled with the familiar sounds of March basketball are now hushed. Some movie theater marquees display public health recommendations instead of what’s showing inside. Even LAX, normally buzzing ...
  • coronavirus Mar 9

    Coronavirus in Southern California: What to Know

    A new coronavirus outbreak has spread across the globe and throughout Southern California. Below, you’ll find county-by-county updates on the latest cases that have been confirmed by health departments in Southern California. Note that significant increases in the number of cases may be partially due to a increase in the availability of COVID...
  • coronavirus 8 hours ago

    California COVID-19 Testing Backlog Cut by Two-Thirds

    California has cut its COVID-19 testing backlog by more than two-thirds, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday, but has still managed to test less than one half of 1% of the state’s nearly 40 million residents. “I own that. I have a responsibility as your governor to do better,” the governor said during his daily press briefing. California has...
  • Riverside County 6 hours ago

    Riverside County Mandates Face Coverings in Public, Bans Outside Gatherings

    Riverside County’s pubilc health officer Saturday barred all outside gatherings except for those between family members residing in the same home and ordered anyone leaving home to wear a face covering. The order comes hours after the county’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 665, with the death toll reaching 18. The ban on gatherings e...
  • Riverside County 6 hours ago

    Riverside County Reports 27 New Coronavirus Cases, 3 Deaths

    Riverside County health officials reported three more deaths associated with the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the countywide death toll to 18, as the total number of cases reached 665. “Anytime we lose one of our county residents it is painful; it is a tragedy. All of these individuals had families, had loved ones and friends who are grievi...
  • UCLA 12 hours ago

    UCLA Reports More Cases of Coronavirus, Total Rises to 14

    At least 14 members of UCLA’s staff and student body have been diagnosed with coronavirus, school officials said today as two more cases were announced. A staff member who has not worked on campus since March 31, and one who has not worked on campus since March 18 are the latest cases. A campus employee and a student who lives…

  • Los Angeles 8 hours ago

    Some LA Farmers Markets Reopen After Taking Measures to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

    After facing widespread closures due to the coronavirus, weekend farmers markets in Los Angeles are back open – but with strict new rules to prevent overcrowding. Reports of large groups at farmers markets raised concerns from officials trying to emphasize the importance of social distancing last week. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti temporarily shut down t...
  • Long Beach 13 hours ago

    Long Beach Arena to be Used As Makeshift Hospital, Queen Mary Could be Next

    Long Beach health officials reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the city’s total to 198. No new deaths were reported, leaving the city’s total at three deaths — although one of those deaths occurred in Orange County. Meanwhile, officials are turning Long Beach Arena into a makeshift medical facility, and setting u...
  • West LA 7 hours ago

    Resident of West LA Veterans Home Positive for COVID-19

    A resident of the Veterans Home of California in West Los Angeles tested positive for COVID-19 and was taken to the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center for treatment, authorities said Saturday. “My thoughts are with our resident and his family as we pray for a full recovery,” said CalVet Secretary Vito Imbasciani MD. “Our top prior...
  • coronavirus Mar 19

    Your Complete Guide to SoCal School Closures: Reopening Dates, Free Meals, Online Learning Resources

    This is a complete list of all public school districts for the five counties that NBCLA covers — Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura. Included are locations for free meals for students, links to help kids stay on track for learning from home and dates that the schools are expected to reopen. Note the dates are changing...
  • LA County 10 hours ago

    LA County Fire Department Using Video Calls to Connect In-Field Patients with Nurses

    A Los Angeles County Fire Department program is seeking to ease strained ER resources by allowing its workers to connect mildly-ill people with nurses via teleconference, officials announced Friday. Under the new Telemedicine Program, firefighters or paramedics who are treating a person with symptoms like a fever or bad cough can video call a nurse...
  • Gas prices 12 hours ago

    Riverside County’s Average Gas Price Lowest Since August 2017

    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County dropped Saturday to its lowest amount since Aug. 10, 2017, decreasing 1.4 cents to $2.917. The average price has dropped 31 consecutive days, decreasing 54.9 cents, including 1.4 cents on Friday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The ...
  • Perris 12 hours ago

    Parachutist Death in Perris Was Due to Human Error, Air Force Officials Say

    Air Force officials announced Friday that human error caused the death of a non-commissioned officer during a military freefall training parachute jump in Perris. Staff Sgt. Adam K. Erickson, a specialist assigned to the 412th Operations Support Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, sustained fatal injuries during a training jump as a member of the T...
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