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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.

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Live Blog: San Diego City Says Not Given Enough Notice From State To Close July Fourth Beach Parking

July 4
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

May 12
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.

Clients at Veterans Village San Diego go throug...

Veteran Re-Employment Program Soldiers On Despite Pandemic

July 3
By Steve Walsh

Veterans Village of San Diego received a $733,000 grant this week from the US Department of Labor to re-employ homeless veterans during the pandemic.

Rashanna Lee holds up her hand and shouts to di...

Protest Leaders Urge Regular COVID Tests To Minimize Spread At Demonstrations

July 3
By Tarryn Mento

A study involving local researchers found no evidence that racial justice protests across the US led to a surge in COVID cases.

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San Diego County Placed on State's COVID-19 Monitoring List

July 3
By City News Service

San Diego County was placed on the state's COVID-19 monitoring list Friday afternoon, which could lead to closures or new restrictions on businesses following the Fourth of July weekend.

Fireworks during the Big Bay Boom, July 4, 2014.

Big Bay Boom Canceled Due To Coronavirus Pandemic Restrictions

July 3
By City News Service

The decision by the Port of San Diego, the title sponsor, and event producer Sandy Purdon was made in alignment with California's stay-at-home order prohibiting large events and gatherings indefinitely.

Planning To Celebrate The 4th? What To Know About The Risks Of Parties And Bars

July 3
Will Stone / NPR

Alcohol makes people lose inhibitions. And maybe take off their masks, and get up close and personal. Here's why you may want to reconsider going out this weekend. Or how to stay safe if you do.

Christa Jones, a nurse in the Sharp Grossmont H...

'The Data Is Headed In The Wrong Direction;' San Diego Health Care Systems React To Rising COVID-19 Cases

July 3
By Matt Hoffman

Local health care systems are seeing an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations that they say could be stemming from Memorial Day Weekend.

Drill Down To County Level And The U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak Looks Even Worse

July 3
Nurith Aizenman / NPR

Local data reveal a deeper picture of where the current hot spots are in the United States — and where new ones could surface.

On The Brink, Rural Hospitals Brace For New Surge In COVID-19 Cases

July 3
Kirk Siegler / NPR

Rural "critical access" hospitals, often some of the largest employers in small towns, have been operating on razor-thin margins throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Surpasses Global Record For New COVID-19 Cases Recorded In A Day

July 3
Doreen McCallister / NPR

The U.S. reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday — reaching a daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic. The previous record was set last month by Brazil.

People sunbathing and lounging on the beach at ...

San Diego County Crosses 15K COVID-19 Cases, Will Be On State Watchlist Friday

July 2
By City News Service

The number of cases has now reached 15,207, and the 584 cases reported Thursday is the sixth time in a week the number of daily cases has been more than 400.

A sign in front of the Burrito Station in North...

Gov. Newsom Urges People To Avoid Holiday Gatherings

July 2
Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press

Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging Californians to use common sense over the Fourth of July weekend by wearing masks and avoiding traditional gatherings with family and friends. The governor says the state won't be “going into everybody's backyard and enforcing" but people should be safe and thoughtful.

An emergency treatment area erected for COVID-1...

Imperial County Copes With COVID Increase

July 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Imperial County, as with other California counties, has seen an increase in positive tests for the coronavirus and cases of COVID-19. How is this mostly rural agricultural region coping with the pandemic?

People on the Mission Beach boardwalk on June 2...

How California Went From Success Story To Virus Hot Spot

July 2
Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press

Since Memorial Day, California has gone from a coronavirus success story to a cautionary tale. Health experts say the change was a combination of a populace made complacent by positive trends, the rapid reopening of businesses and the late adoption of a mandatory mask rule.

Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier U...

Thousands Of Military Moves Still On Hold As Cononavirus Restrictions Remain In Place

July 2
By Steve Walsh

The Pentagon's original stop movement order was set to expire Tuesday, but even as restrictions open up, the backlog of delayed moves may linger into next year.

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