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A map of COVID-19 cases in California by county details the extent of the virus. The map was last updated on April 12.

California surpasses New York on daily COVID-19 cases

May 7, 2020

On Tuesday, California reported over 2,600 COVID-19 cases, surpassing its daily record of 2,417 cases from April 29. With over 1,500 cases, a majority of them came from Los Angeles Cou...

COVID-19 caused deaths in the U.S. before what was previously thought to be the first coronavirus death. Situations are even worse in some other countries, like France, where COVID-19 deaths occurred as early as late December.

COVID-19 spread undetected for weeks in Bay Area

May 6, 2020

French doctors report they had a novel coronavirus case in December, long before France’s first official case, according to the Wall Street Journal. This is the earliest known case of COVID-19 outside of China. The case happened weeks before it w...

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Alexis Loveraz teaches math using his whiteboard to students using Tik Tok.

Tik Tok Tutor helps with remote learning

May 4, 2020

With students from across the globe adjusting to online school due to COVID-19, many are facing daily struggles of getting the assistance they need to succeed. Many districts have...

Oprah Winfrey pledges to donate $10 million to COVID-19 organizations in hopes to help those in need.

Celebrities help combat COVID-19

May 3, 2020

Every day now, people fear becoming ill and losing their own or a loved one's life to COVID-19. As the pandemic sweeps across the globe, we're consumed by unsettling questions...

A first responder drops a testing swab into a vial after testing an individual from a high-risk community.

States fail to provide adequate COVID-19 testing despite relaxation of bans

May 3, 2020

Although a majority of states have been loosening up their shelter-in-place guidelines, many still have not been able to provide adequate levels of testing for citizens. Acc...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom gives a speech.

California governor announces the state’s plan for reopening

May 1, 2020

On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his plan to slowly reopen California and possibly schools, according to the New York Times. The reopening of California is a four-phase plan. Currently, California is in Stage 1. The main focus is to ...

Testing for COVID-19 is beginning to expand to asymptomatic citizens.

Asymptomatic citizens are beginning to receive COVID-19 testing

April 30, 2020

In certain cities, citizens who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are now getting tested, according to CNN. This type of testing is crucial to determining how widespread the pandemic is, es...

Sheltering in place is one of several effective strategies that help reduce the load on medical facilities.

Several Bay Area counties to extend shelter in place orders

April 28, 2020

In a joint letter addressed to the public, the health officers of six Bay Area counties describe a mutual agreement to prolong the shelter in place order through May. The he...

COVID-19 testing continues as The Florida National Guard works with nurses to test people, using a mobile testing team.

Researchers race to find a vaccine for COVID-19

April 28, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to rage across the U.S., scientists all over the world race to find a vaccine.  Researchers are currently testing vaccines made from genetic engineering along with the ...

Medical professionals work by a temporary tent for COVID-19 testing.

New York’s advances are not indicative of the United States’ COVID-19 status

April 26, 2020

According to the New York Times, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported that the cases of COVID-19 in New York have flattened out. However, he acknowledged that New York was not rea...

A Chinese Biotech company created a vaccine that protected rhesus macaque monkeys from COVID-19.

Monkeys protected by COVID-19 vaccine in China

April 25, 2020

According to a report done by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Chinese biotech company, Sinovac Biotech, has developed a COVID-19 vaccine that has protected...

Microbiologist Kerry Pollard extracts a sample of COVID-19 in a lab.

FDA authorizes first at-home COVID-19 test

April 24, 2020

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the first at-home diagnostic test for COVID-19 under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The testing kit, named Pixel, is developed by LabCorp. LabCorp, a leading global life ...

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