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California Reports More Than 20,000 Virus Cases In One Day

Dec. 2
Adam Beam / Associated Press

California has broken the record for new coronavirus cases reported in a single day. The state reported 20,759 new cases on Wednesday, shattering the previous record of more than 18,350 set just last week.

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City Heights Health Center Prepares To Help Patients Survive COVID-19 At Home

Dec. 2
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

As COVID-19 numbers rise across the county, a community health center in City Heights is trying to help those infected to navigate the deadly virus.

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Family Files Lawsuit In Connection With SDSU Fraternity Pledge's Death

Dec. 2
By City News Service

The family of a 19-year-old San Diego State University student who died after falling from his bunk bed and striking his head following a night of drinking has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against several defendants.

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San Diego Getting Strong, Dry Winds From Santa Ana

Dec. 2
By Erik Anderson

San Diego’s National Weather Service is issuing a red flag warning for the region’s mountains because as dry, windy conditions are expected to persist this week.

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San Diego Unified Delays In-Person Learning Due To COVID-19 Surge

Dec. 2
By Joe Hong

Planned campus reopenings are on indefinite hold, but the district will continue offering in-person instruction to a small group of struggling students.

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County Leaders Urge Caution As San Diego Reports 1,217 COVID-19 Cases, 16 Deaths

Dec. 2
By City News Service

Wednesday marked the 22nd consecutive day more than 600 new cases have been reported and the 10th day of the last 13 more than 1,000 new cases were reported.

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Stay Home For The Holidays Or Get Tested Twice, CDC Urges

Dec. 2
Lindsey Tanner / Associated Press

U.S. health officials say staying home for the upcoming winter holidays is the best way to stay safe and protect others. But for those who ignore that advice, COVID-19 testing before and after trips is an option.

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US Tightens Definition Of Service Animals Allowed On Planes

Dec. 2
David Koenig / Associated Press

The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday covering service animals. The rule says only dogs can qualify, and they have to be specially trained to help a person with disabilities.

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San Diego Blood Bank Asks For Convalescent Plasma As COVID-19 Cases Increase

Dec. 2
By City News Service

Historically, convalescent plasma has been successfully used to treat SARS, MERS and the Spanish flu, so there is evidence that it may help people suffering from certain infectious diseases like COVID-19.

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

San Diego Hospital Staff Spread Thin, ICUs Nearing Capacity

Dec. 2
By Jacob Aere

Hospitals are filling up around the country with higher numbers of COVID-19 patients, including here in San Diego.

Social Distancing Plummeted In Lead-Up To Fall Surge, Survey Finds

Dec. 2
Rob Stein / NPR

Social distancing fell dramatically between spring and fall and the gap between Democrats and Republicans widened. But both ends of the political spectrum agree on some measures to fight COVID-19.

CDC Shortens Its COVID-19 Quarantine Recommendations

Dec. 2
Colin Dwyer / NPR

In revised guidelines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention trimmed its recommended quarantine for possible exposure — from 14 days to seven or 10, depending on test results and symptoms.

'These Are Deaths That Could Have Been Prevented,' Says Researcher Studying Evictions

Dec. 2
Mary Louise Kelly / NPR

A federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire on Dec. 31. Kathryn Leifheit of UCLA says new data suggest evictions are linked to increases in coronavirus cases and deaths.

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Forecasts Of Intense Santa Ana Conditions Prompt Wildfire Warnings

Dec. 2
By City News Service

Forecasts predict an extended period of gusty, dry conditions across the San Diego area beginning Wednesday night, prompting authorities to issue warnings of increased wildfire hazards and the potential for public- safety power shutoffs in particularly at-risk locales.

Millions Face Bitter Winter If Congress Fails To Extend Relief Programs

Dec. 2
Chris Arnold / NPR

A bipartisan group of senators is proposing a nearly $908 billion compromise relief bill with millions of Americans about to fall off a cliff when benefits expire this month.

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