COVID-19 Statewide Update

Update for June 26, 2020

California now has 200,461 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 5,812 deaths. The number of COVID-related deaths increased by 1.4 percent from Wednesday’s total of 5,733. The number of COVID-19 diagnostic test results in California reached a total of 3,771,314 an increase of 76,969 tests since Wednesday. The rate of positive tests over the last 14 days is 5.3 percent. California’s hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased by 140 from Wednesday. 

Updated June 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with data from June 25.

How are COVID-19 cases progressing?

There were 4,890 new confirmed cases Thursday. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed. The total number of deaths is 5,812, an increase of 79 from Wednesday.

What is the current state of test results reported?

Note: 4/3 and 4/22 testing counts have

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COVID-19 info for Albertans |

Expiry dates for Alberta drivers’ licences, identification cards, vehicle registrations, other permits and certificates is extended until May 15.

Driver’s licences and ID cards

Drivers’ licences and ID cards expire on the holder’s birthday in the year noted on the card.

  • Albertans who have birthdays from March 17 through May 14 and whose cards expire this year, now have until May 15, 2020 to renew.
  • Expiry dates can be found on your card and Albertans with birthdays from March 17 through May 14 are encouraged to confirm whether they need to renew this year.

Vehicle registration

Vehicle registrations expire on an assigned month based on the registrant’s surname or a company name.

  • Albertans and companies with registrations expiring in March and April (including those whose last names begin with B, D, G, Y) will now have until May 15, 2020 to renew their vehicle registrations.

Medical evaluations

Effective immediately, Transportation

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Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19

  • Administration for Children and Families has program information for children, families, and communities.

  • Administration for Community Living offers information for older adults, and people with disabilities.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is studying the virus worldwide and helping communities respond locally. Check the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page for news and guidance.

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has guidance for Medicare recipients and Medicare providers.

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission home safety advice.

  • Corporation for National and Community Service guidance for volunteers and programs.

  • Defense Commissary Agency is ensuring the quality and safety of food available at commissaries world-wide.

  • Department of Defense supports the government response, and is working to protect the health of the military.

  • Department of Energy is researching COVID-19 at the National Labs.

  • Department of Health and Human Services news releases.

  • Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and

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    The Impact of COVID-19 on the Body Politic

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    As the international community is consumed by the impact of Covid-19, there are signs of the impact of the pandemic on the body politic. There is change throughout the international community, particularly the decline of the influence and power of the United States; the fragmentation of the European Community; the weakening of the transatlantic system; the increased influence of China; and the dire impact on Third World countries and their refugee problems. At home, the Trump administration’s “destruction of the administrative state” has made the battle against the virus far more difficult.

    The United States. A time that calls for global leadership and international assistance finds the United States rejecting international diplomacy and foreign aid in an “America First” policy that is doing great harm. Since the end of the Second World War, the United States has typically led the international community and

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    de Blasio: Officials Just Learned Asymptomatic COVID-19 Transmission

    Lest you think coronavirus stupidity is solely a Republican problem, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made the same uninformed and incorrect statements that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp made this week. de Blasio also tried to claim that until very recently, scientists were not aware that asymptomatic or presymptomatic people with coronavirus, meaning people who carry the virus but are not showing symptoms, could transmit it to other people.

    The remarks were made by the New York mayor when he spoke with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer. When Lehrer said that the United States knew “weeks and months ago that asymptomatic people can spread this disease,” de Blasio countered and claimed that this was only realized “in the last 48 hours.” De Blasio is likely referring to a study out of Singapore published on April 1 that found people could transmit the disease before showing symptoms.

    Lehrer asked: “Didn’t we know

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Official Australian Government information

    This site is regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

    You can access this information in other languages on the SBS website. Visit SBS.

    Essential information

    Updated: 5:00pm AEDT on Wednesday, 1 April 2020

    • Public gatherings, excluding household members, have been reduced to a maximum of two people. Check State and Territory websites for further enforcement information.
    • Everyone should stay home unless you are: shopping for essentials, receiving medical care, exercising or travelling to work or education. Read more.
    • People aged over 70; aged over 65 with pre-existing conditions, or Indigenous people aged over 50 with pre-existing conditions should stay home wherever possible for their own protection.
    • The Government has announced a $130 billion JobKeeper Payment to keep more Australians in jobs and support businesses affected by the Coronavirus. Read more.
    • Evictions will be put on hold for 6 months
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    Coronavirus and COVID-19: What They Are, What’s the Difference, and How You Can Respond

    On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, as cases have spiked around the world in the last two weeks outside of China, where the novel coronavirus originated. As of publication, WHO has documented 125,288 confirmed cases of the disease globally, and the spread of the disease has had serious impacts in the hardest-hit countries like Iran and Italy.

    As in any situation, knowledge is power. In the interest of empowering people to respond to this pandemic, Teen Vogue has collected information from medical and public health authorities to explain some fundamental facts about coronavirus, COVID-19, and how the duo of virus and disease is spreading.

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    According to WHO, coronaviruses (also known as CoV in medical jargon) are a family of viruses that includes other notable examples like the virus that caused Severe Acute Respiratory

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