Here’s a roundup of all the coronavirus developments in California as of April 20.
CALIFORNIA — Car accidents and injuries from crashes dropped by half in California during the first three weeks of the state’s shelter-in-place order, UC Davis researchers found in a new report.
The reduced accidents saved the state about $40 million per day — $1 billion over the three weeks researchers studied, according to the report from the university’s Road Ecology Center.
Overall traffic also fell by 55 percent on some highways during that time, and trauma injuries for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists fell by up to 50 percent in Sacramento-area hospitals. Researchers gathered data from traffic incidents reported by the California Highway Patrol.
“The reduction in traffic accidents is unparalleled,” the report says. “There is no equivalent in our recent transportation history to such large changes in vehicle movement on our state and local roads.”
Meanwhile, more than 250 nursing homes across California have reported outbreaks of the new coronavirus, according to data released by the state Saturday.
The new information from the state Department of Health names 258 nursing facilities statewide that have confirmed at least one case of COVID-19. The worst-hit facility has been a Visalia nursing home, where at least 91 residents and 46 staff have tested positive, according to the state.
Los Angeles County accounts for more than half of the nursing homes on the list. The department’s website said the list is a snapshot representing 86% of the state’s 1,224 skilled-nursing facilities that have reported data within the last 24 hours.
There were more than 761,900 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States and 40,724 deaths as of Monday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University. 1,180 of those deaths were in California. The U.S. has the most confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the world.
Who has been diagnosed with coronavirus in California?
Total number of cases (Johns Hopkins University): 31,531 as of Monday morning
Total deaths reported (Johns Hopkins University): 1,180 as of Monday morning
Case breakdown by age, per the California Department of Health (totals may be outdated):
- Age 0-17: 507 cases
- Age 18-49: 13,798 cases
- Age 50-64: 7,861 cases
- Age 65 and older: 6,729 cases
- Unknown/Missing: 67 cases
Gender of confirmed positive cases:
- Female: 14,185 cases
- Male: 14,535 cases
- Unknown: 243 cases
The latest live updates from across California are as follows:
Monday, 9:24 a.m.: Disney Stops Paying Nearly 100,000 Workers Amid Shutdown
One of Southern California’s largest employers, Walt Disney Co.’s severe measure may signal a prolonged shutdown to come.
Monday, 9:20 a.m.: Beach Protests, Constitutional Rights Questioned Amid Coronavirus
Does ‘cabin fever’ excuse protesters, seen breaking social distance rules and hitting the streets at San Clemente and Huntington Beach?
Monday, 9:04 a.m.: Volunteers Bring Groceries For Seniors Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Volunteers in Palos Verdes are helping out local seniors during the coronavirus outbreak.
Monday, 8:18 a.m.: Coronavirus Cases Grow At Laguna Honda Hospital
The hospital is under a protective quarantine order issued by the city on March 25.