Word: The Modesto Bee and McClatchy information websites have lifted the paywall on our web sites for this creating story, offering important data to readers. To assist important reporting similar to this, please contemplate a digital subscription. Newest info on COVID-19 testing in Modesto space Deaths to COVID-19 in Stanislaus County rose by 5 to 237 on Tuesday, the Well being Companies Company introduced. Solely 38 new optimistic checks had been reported. Particulars on age, gender and underlying situations weren’t out there for the 5 individuals who died. The variety of contaminated folks stood at 13,521, the company’s on-line replace stated. One other 69,492 residents have examined unfavorable, and 12,721 are presumed recovered. Hospitalizations of contaminated sufferers rose by three to 153, in accordance with the county’s dashboard. They had been at 205 every week in the past. Obtainable intensive-care beds for adults dropped to 4 Tuesday from 10 the day earlier than. The hospitalizations didn’t embrace sufferers at Central Valley Specialty Hospital. The county began utilizing the downtown Modesto website to assist relieve different amenities in Modesto, Turlock and Oakdale. The one-day optimistic price was 12.75% on Tuesday, up from 8.44% on Monday. The seven-day price was 15.33%, in contrast with 14.98% on Sunday. The 14-day price was 20.80%, down from 23.73%. The general an infection price since March was 16.3%, unchanged from Monday. To use for a waiver to reopen faculty campuses for kindergartners to sixth grade, the California Division of Public Well being desires the 14-day case price per 100,000 residents at or under 200 based mostly on the “episode date,” or the “earliest date that the (patient) can be known to have had the infection. “ Stanislaus County was at 236 on Tuesday, versus 244.5 on Monday. The per capita rate based on reported date in the last 14 days is 484. There are other factors that need to be met before reopening, and it includes being off the state watch list for 14 days. Stanislaus County is on that watch list. Of those who tested positive as of Tuesday, 54% are female and 46% male. Seven percent are 14 or younger, 17% are 15 to 24, 21% are 25 to 34, 18% are 35 to 44, 15% are 45 to 54, 11% are 55 to 64, 6% are 65 to 74, 3% are 75 to 84, and 2% are 85 or older. Though they make up 47 percent of the population, Latinos represented 61 percent of the positive cases. Modesto has 4,986 positive cases, 1,757 are in Turlock, 1,693 are in Ceres, 671 are in Riverbank, 654 are in Patterson, 266 are in Oakdale, 264 are in Newman, 198 are in Waterford, and 119 are in Hughson. Of the cases in unincorporated areas, 831 are in supervisorial District 5, 778 are in District 3, which includes Salida, 610 are in District 2, 270 are in District 1, and 89 are in District 4. In other nearby counties: As of Wednesday morning, there were 682,423 confirmed cases in California and 12,417 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. There were 5,779,395 U.S. cases and 178,533 deaths. Here is the state tracker. County won’t defy state over schools Stanislaus County supervisors narrowly voted down a motion to defy a state order that keeps schools closed as the county remains a hot spot for COVID-19 illness. Here’s what will be required of Stanislaus County schools The county’s rate dropped from 272 per 100,000 population to 244.5 per 100,000, as of Monday. The California Department of Public Health says the waivers to reopen elementary schools can be considered when the infection rate is 200 per 100,000 or lower. COVID-19 claims longtime teacher, brothers, Turlock school district reports A beloved longtime teacher at a Turlock CA elementary school died Saturday, reportedly from COVID-19 complications. Relatives, friends, colleagues, former students and their families are mourning Lilly Barron. Pandemic puts neglected kids at riskI am a teacher. I am an essential worker. I want to return to the classroom, with my students, so I can be the voice for the voiceless. 1 dead, outbreak in Calaveras County One person died, and two children have been infected with COVID-19 in Calaveras County, California. The county also announced a coronavirus outbreak among residents at Avalon Health Care in San Andreas. Modesto parents share questions, concerns with district In a Modesto City Schools online forum Wednesday, families shared a range of questions. They wanted to know, among other things, how long it will take to reopen schools once state and county officials deem it safe. An inside look at a Modesto intensive care unit Hospitals in Modesto in the Central Valley of California are dealing with a relentless outbreak of the coronavirus, even as the spike of cases has flattened out. ICUs held 62 critically ill COVID-19 patients. From around the state, nation and world Millions of Americans have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many of whom have admitted to missing rent payments and other household bills. But despite the financial ruin for some, others have improved their situations. A new study shows that a Boston event that hosted 175 attendees in February might have led to about 20,000 coronavirus cases in four Massachusetts counties by early May. American Airlines will be the first airline to use a “long-lasting” spraying answer able to killing 99.9% of viruses and micro organism, together with coronaviruses, within the coming months. It’s the first antiviral to be accepted by the Environmental Safety Company.
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John Holland covers breaking information and has been with The Modesto Bee since 2000. He has lined agriculture for the Bee and at newspapers in Sonora and Visalia. He was born and raised in San Francisco and has a journalism diploma from UC Berkeley.