The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for State of California 3,801 Cases, 88,400 Tests Done, 65,000 Test Results Pending, 78 Deaths

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for State of California 3,801 Cases, 88,400 Tests Done, 65,000 Test Results Pending, 78 Deaths

Sacramento, CA…The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 3,801 confirmed cases. For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health website. COVID-19 in California by the Numbers Note: The following numbers reflect information received by local health jurisdictions as […]

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up” as Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill 96-0

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up” as Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill 96-0

Washington, DC…U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: “It has only been 65 days since the first American tested positive for the new coronavirus on our soil. “In barely two months, this pandemic has upended our […]

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for State of California 2,535 Cases, 66,800 Tests Done, 48,600 Test Results Pending, 53 Deaths

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for State of California 2,535 Cases, 66,800 Tests Done, 48,600 Test Results Pending, 53 Deaths

Sacramento, CA….The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 2,535 confirmed cases. The increase in testing numbers reported today largely come from commercial, provider and academic labs that have increased testing capacity and are now reporting that data to the state. The biggest labs included in […]

FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test

FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization for a point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostic for the Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test.  “The test we’re authorizing today will be able to provide Americans with results within hours, rather than days like the existing tests, and the company plans to roll it out […]

President Donald J. Trump Approves Washington Disaster Declaration

President Donald J. Trump Approves Washington Disaster Declaration

Washington, DC…Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Washington and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing. The President’s action makes Federal funding available for […]

California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s COVID-19 Emergency Response

California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s COVID-19 Emergency Response

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that President Donald Trump has approved California’s request, submitted earlier today, for a presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster California’s COVID-19 emergency response efforts. “Earlier today we requested a presidential Major Disaster Declaration and this afternoon we got it,” said Governor Newsom. “The declaration will supplement our state’s comprehensive […]

State Leasing Two Hospitals to Increase Availability of Beds for COVID-19 Patients

State Leasing Two Hospitals to Increase Availability of Beds for COVID-19 Patients

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom has directed more than $42 million in emergency funding to expand California’s health care infrastructure and secure equipment and services to support California’s response to COVID-19. Of this amount, $30 million will allow the state to lease Seton Medical Center in Daly City and St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles […]

Governor Newsom Requests President Trump Deploy USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to Port of Los Angeles

Governor Newsom Requests President Trump Deploy USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to Port of Los Angeles

Sacramento, CA….Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting the immediate deployment of the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to the Port of Los Angeles through September 1, 2020, to help decompress the state’s health care delivery system in Los Angeles in response to COVID-19. A copy of […]

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