California: More than 1,000 virus deaths in last 5 days

The Associated Press4h ago / 3:52 AM UTCLOS ANGELES — Health officials in California announced a one-day record Thursday of 379 deaths and a two-day total of nearly 106,000 newly confirmed cases.The nation’s most populous state has recorded more than 1,000 deaths in the last five days. Its overall case total now tops 1.7 million,…

California orders thousands of body bags, refrigerated storage

Phil Helsel2h ago / 4:18 AM UTCCalifornia has purchased thousands of body bags and has dozens of refrigerated storage units on standby as it prepares to deal with a growing death toll from Covid-19.The orders for 5,000 body bags and 60 53-foot-long refrigerated units to have ready for counties and hospitals should be a sobering…

California orders thousands of body bags as Covid death toll grows

California has purchased thousands of body bags and has dozens of refrigerated storage units on standby as it prepares to deal with a growing death toll from Covid-19.The orders for 5,000 body bags and 60 53-foot-long refrigerated units to have ready for counties and hospitals should be a sobering statistic, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.Although vaccines…