COVID-19 Variant First Found In UK Detected In Los AngelesCalifornia reported 669 COVID-19 deaths — the second-highest daily death count — on Saturday and the nation's most populous county announced it had detected its first case of a more transmissible strain of the coronavirus
'We Have An Opportunity': Minority Groups Prioritized In New COVID-19 Vaccine Trial At UC Davis HealthA third vaccine is being tested in Northern California but UC Davis Health officials are putting out a special call for specific participants.  They want minority groups hit hardest by COVID-19 to participate, including the Latino community, Native Americans and African Americans.
Once A Model, California Now Struggles To Tame COVIDAmbulances waited hours for openings to offload coronavirus patients. Overflow patients were moved to hospital hallways and gift shops, even a cafeteria. Refrigerated trucks were on standby, ready to store the dead.
'Everything Is Just A Little Bit Harder': Sacramento Firefighter Talks Road To Recovery From COVIDOne Sacramento firefighter is suiting up, putting his lungs to the test – but not just for his job. At just 41, he was diagnosed with COVID-19, and months later, he's still dealing with the long-term effects of the virus.
California Hospitals Buckle As COVID Cases SurgeHospitals across California have all but run out of intensive care beds for COVID-19 patients, ambulances are backing up outside emergency rooms, and tents for triaging the sick are going up as the nation’s most populous state emerges as the latest epicenter of the U.S. outbreak.
13 Patients Being Treated At Sleep Train Arena As Hospitals Short On CapacityThere are 13 COVID-19 patients being treated at Sleep Train Arena, which is up six patients from a couple of days ago.
ER Nurse First To Be Given COVID Vaccine In SacramentoThe first person to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Sacramento was Eva Teniola, an emergency room nurse.
66 New Beds In Sleep Train Arena Practice Facility Brings Total To 240Sleep Train Arena has expanded its ability to take in COVID-19 patients.
California Reports 30,851 New COVID Cases, 196 Additional DeathsThe California Department of Public Health reported 30,851 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, which is a 2.2% increase from Tuesday. There were also 196 more deaths reported, which is a 1% increase from Tuesday.
California Reports 23,272 New COVID Cases, 112 Additional DeathsThe California Department of Public Health reported 23,272 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday, which is a 1.7% increase from Monday. There were also 112 more deaths reported, which is a 0.6% increase from Monday.
COVID Tests Now Mandatory For Patients Admitted To California Acute-Care HospitalsStarting Monday, patients admitted to California hospitals must be tested weekly for COVID-19, and soon, so will health care workers who come in contact with them.