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Tracking COVID-19

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has sickened more than a million people, forced millions to live under strict social distancing orders and paralyzed the global economy since its emergence in Wuhan, China at the end of last year.

Experts say the new virus is deadlier than the seasonal flu and U.S. federal officials have acknowledged that it could kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans.

As the outbreak continues to grow, KPBS will continue to update this page with the latest information.

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Live Blog: San Diego Mayor Calls On Med Students, Retired Health Care Workers To Register With State For Expected COVID-19 Surge

April 6
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates about the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 In San Diego: Mapping Cases By ZIP Code

April 6
By Christopher Underwood

See the breakdown of coronavirus cases by neighborhood.

Coronavirus: What Your Fellow San Diegans Are Asking KPBS

March 23
By KPBS News

As information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 changes daily, KPBS will keep you up-to-date with the latest information and answers to your questions.

The San Diego VA Medical Center in La Jolla is ...

VA Nurses Say They Aren't Getting A Consistent Message About COVID-19

April 6
By Steve Walsh

VA San Diego administrators are challenged to stay on top of changing requirements for battling Coronavirus and communicate them with employees.

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San Diego County COVID-19 Cases Top 1,400, County to Release Racial Data

April 6
By City News Service

County Supervisor Nathan Fetcher announced that — responding to public input and interest — the county will begin releasing case numbers by race in its evening updates.

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San Diego Enters Talks With Union Over Furlough Dispute

April 6
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego city officials were scheduled to enter talks with a union of city workers Monday evening to resolve a dispute over furloughs prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. It is likely a prelude to greater labor tensions.

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MTS Cuts Bus, Trolley Routes As Coronavirus Causes Ridership Drop

April 6
By Claire Trageser

The Metropolitan Transit System is cutting back its routes by about 25 percent to save money and create a reserve of drivers amid the pandemic.

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Sheriff Gore Discusses Response To COVID-19

April 6
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Over the weekend, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department ticketed 22 beachgoers for violating the stay-at-home order. Meanwhile, the department also confirmed four employees and one inmate have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

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Chamber Discusses Resources For San Diego Small Businesses During The COVID-19 Virus Crisis

April 6
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Many of San Diego’s small businesses are completely closed, with employees out of work and owners struggling to figure out if their businesses will be able to make it through the new coronavirus pandemic. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's Stefanie Benvenuto joins Midday Edition on Monday to discuss federal, state and local programs to help small businesses.

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Navy Leader Calls Fired USS Theodore Roosevelt Captain 'Naive' Or 'Stupid'

April 6
Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns / Associated Press

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly says the captain of the COVID-stricken aircraft carrier who was fired last week had betrayed his service and may have been “too naive or too stupid” to be the commanding officer of the ship. Officials are confirming that Modly made the comments Sunday to the ship's crew in Guam.

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San Diego Superior Court Holds Video Hearing Per COVID-19 Procedures

April 6
By City News Service

San Diego courts remain closed to the public through at least April 30, but Monday marked the first of several planned remote matters for defendants who remain in custody.

Tiger At NYC's Bronx Zoo Tests Positive For Cor...

Tiger At NYC's Bronx Zoo Tests Positive For Coronavirus

April 6
By Associated Press

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the new coronavirus. It's believed to be the first infection in an animal in the U.S. and the first known in a tiger anywhere. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Sunday that the 4-year-old Malayan tiger, and six other tigers and lions that have also fallen ill, are believed to have been infected by a zoo employee.

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As Thousands Join, Few Rules For California Health Corps

April 6
By Associated Press

Tens of thousands of retired health care workers and medical and nursing students are signing up for the newly established California Health Corps. But almost nothing is known about how it will operate, how much it will cost and whether taxpayers will be liable for any malpractice.

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Advocates For Nursing Home Residents Call On State To Resume Onsite Inspections

April 6
By Amita Sharma

The state put the in-person visits on hold but advocates say nursing homes need inspectors now more than ever to ensure infection control rules are being followed amid the pandemic and guard against abuse and neglect of residents.

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Dog Fostering Is Up As San Diegans Look For Quarantine Company

April 6
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego Humane Society recently asked for foster volunteers and got more than 400 applications in the first 24 hours.

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Fearing Shortages, San Diego County Tells Hospitals To Put More Limits On Protective Gear

April 6
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

A new San Diego County’s health advisory depicts the most dire scene yet of the region’s shortage of protective gear for medical workers treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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