La Chronique a commencé à couvrir la crise des coronavirus avant que les premiers cas ne soient signalés dans la région de la Baie et qu'une pandémie ne soit déclarée en 2020. Nous avons réorganisé la salle de rédaction pour consacrer presque toutes les ressources à des histoires axées sur les catastrophes sanitaires et économiques. Chaque jour, nous publions des mises à jour en direct pour refléter les mises à jour locales, nationales et mondiales les plus critiques sur COVID-19, et ces nouvelles sont gratuites dans le but de garder notre communauté en sécurité et informée.

Nouvelles de coronavirus de la région de la baie : 20-26 novembre

Mises à jour du jeudi 26 novembre:

18 h 49 L'Allemagne dépasse les 15000 décès dus au virus et prolonge les fermetures: Les 389 décès de coronavirus signalés jeudi portent le total du pays à 15 160 depuis le début de la pandémie, avec près d'un million de cas signalés L’arrêt "brise-vague" en Allemagne, qui a fermé des bars, des restaurants, des activités sportives et des installations de loisirs, mais a laissé les écoles, les magasins et les salons de coiffure ouverts, a commencé le 2 novembre et devait durer quatre semaines. Mais le pays a maintenant décidé de le prolonger jusqu'au 20 décembre dans l'espoir de réduire le nombre de nouveaux cas.

15 h 52 Reno à court d'endroits pour stocker ses morts: Le comté de Washoe a déjà dépassé le nombre total de décès de toutes causes en 2019 et les mortuaires et les salons funéraires manquent de place, a déclaré le Dr Laura Knight, coroner du comté qui comprend Reno. Le COVID-19 a tué 59 personnes dans la région de Reno-Sparks au cours des 30 derniers jours, dont la moitié a été signalée la semaine dernière. S'exprimant lors d'une conférence de presse mercredi, Knight a déclaré que le taux de mortalité pourrait doubler au cours des trois prochaines semaines et doubler à nouveau début janvier.

14 h 39 Le comté de Los Angeles signale 37 nouveaux décès dus au coronavirus: Les responsables de la santé du comté de Los Angeles ont signalé jeudi 37 nouveaux décès, portant le total à 7580. Il y a également eu 5 087 cas confirmés de COVID-19, soit 383 275 pour la pandémie. Près d'un quart des 1 809 personnes hospitalisées sont en réanimation et le taux de positivité à sept jours est de 7,3%.

13 h 14 Le gouverneur de New York dénonce la décision de la Haute Cour contre les restrictions de l'Église: Le gouverneur Andrew Cuomo a déclaré que l'ajout de la juge conservatrice Amy Coney Barrett était à l'origine de la décision de la Cour suprême interdisant à la ville de New York de faire respecter les limites de présence des coronavirus dans les églises et les synagogues "Nous savons qui (le président Trump) a nommé à la cour", a déclaré Cuomo. "Nous connaissons leur idéologie."

Mises à jour du mercredi 25 novembre:

21 h 45 La Cour suprême se prononce contre les restrictions de coronavirus à New York: Lors d'un vote divisé par 5 contre 4, la Cour suprême a temporairement interdit à New York d'appliquer certaines limites de présence dans les lieux de culte dans les zones désignées comme durement touchées par le virus Lors de son premier vote publiquement discernable, la nouvelle juge Amy Coney Barrett a voté à la majorité. Le juge en chef John Roberts a exprimé sa dissidence, rejoignant les trois juges libéraux de la cour. L'église catholique et les synagogues juives orthodoxes, qui ont contesté les limites de fréquentation dans les zones désignées comme zones rouges et oranges, se trouvent actuellement dans les zones jaunes les moins restrictives. Plus tôt dans l'année, lorsque feu la juge Ruth Bader Ginsburg était sur le terrain, les juges se sont divisés 5-4 pour laisser en place les restrictions de capacité liées à la pandémie affectant les églises de Californie et du Nevada.

20 heures Le comté de L.A. suspend les repas en plein air: Les responsables du comté ont déclaré avoir pris effet à 22 heures. Le mercredi, les repas en plein air sont suspendus et les restaurants, brasseries, caves et bars ne sont autorisés à offrir que des services de plats à emporter, de service au volant et de livraison. Les responsables du comté ont déclaré que les activités en personne ne seraient pas autorisées "au minimum, pendant les trois prochaines semaines". Le comté a pris des mesures après que sa moyenne sur 7 jours pour les cas signalés quotidiennement est passée de 1393 à 4381. Si le comté atteint une moyenne de 5 jours dépassant 4 500 nouveaux cas, les responsables du comté "adopteront des mesures de sécurité supplémentaires pour réduire la transmission du virus".

19 h 50 Les autorités du comté de Placer recommandent de procéder à des tests après que plus de deux douzaines de participants au tournoi de basket-ball aient été testés positifs: Les autorités sanitaires du comté de Placer exhortent toute personne ayant assisté à un tournoi au Courtside Basketball Center à Rocklin non constituée en société à se faire tester pour le coronavirus, après que plus de deux douzaines de participants aux tournois organisés les 7 et 8 novembre aient été testés positifs pour le virus. "L'établissement a refusé de cesser ses activités en salle et continue d'organiser des tournois bien qu'il ait été informé que de telles opérations ne sont pas autorisées et en sachant parfaitement que les cas de COVID-19 ont été associés à des activités dans l'établissement", ont déclaré des responsables de la santé dans l'avis.

17 h 05 Les parkings du Golden Gate Bridge sont fermés en raison de problèmes de COVID: Les parkings près de l'extrémité sud du Golden Gate Bridge seront fermés pour Thanksgiving ce week-end en raison de l'augmentation des cas de COVID-19 à San Francisco, ont annoncé les responsables du pont. Le lot Vista Point sera fermé de 11 h à 17 h. du jeudi au dimanche. Les allées piétonnes sur le pont resteront ouvertes, mais les autorités encouragent le port de masques et la distanciation sociale.

16 h 58 Une erreur de fabrication jette des doutes sur le vaccin AstraZeneca: Quelques jours après avoir qualifié son vaccin expérimental de "très efficace", le fabricant du médicament et l'Université d'Oxford ont reconnu mercredi une erreur de fabrication dans ses essais. Dans un communiqué, l'université a déclaré que certains participants à l'étude avaient accidentellement reçu des doses plus faibles du vaccin dans le premier des deux injections. Il y a eu une tournure inattendue en conséquence. Dans le groupe à faible dose, AstraZeneca a déclaré que le vaccin semblait être efficace à 90%. Dans le groupe qui a reçu deux doses complètes, le vaccin semble être efficace à 62% le nombre relativement faible de personnes dans le groupe à faible dose rend difficile de savoir si l'efficacité observée dans le groupe est réelle ou une bizarrerie statistique.

12 h 55 Le Pentagone réduit également la taille des rassemblements de Thanksgiving: Le Pentagone a envoyé près de 51000 livres de dinde rôtie aux troupes américaines stationnées à l'étranger, mais il n'y aura pas les réfectoires habituels remplis de soldats qui la mangent. Les repas de Thanksgiving seront remplacés par des "plats à emporter à emporter au lieu de grands rassemblements de groupe dans les restaurants" pour réduire la propagation du coronavirus, a déclaré le ministère de la Défense dans un communiqué. "Les vacances seront bien différentes cette année pour tout le monde."

12 h 44 Moderna grimpe au milieu de nouvelles positives sur les vaccins: Moderna Inc. a grimpé jusqu'à 10%, atteignant un record mercredi alors que les investisseurs attendent l'analyse finale de ses prises de vue sur Covid-19, rapporte Bloomberg. Le rapport final sur les données est attendu dans les jours suivant son étude de 30 000 personnes sur le vaccin. Moderna est sur le point d'être la deuxième entreprise à déposer une autorisation d'utilisation d'urgence auprès de la Food and Drug Administration, suite à la demande de Pfizer vendredi.

12 h 35 Kauai voit le premier virus mort: Le premier décès de coronavirus sur l'île hawaïenne de Kauai a été signalé. Le maire Derek Kawakami a annoncé qu'un résident âgé sans antécédents de voyage était décédé du coronavirus, qui a tué 232 autres personnes à Hawaï. L'île a signalé lundi quatre nouveaux cas de virus confirmés, dont trois adultes. Kauai a confirmé 117 infections depuis le début de la pandémie, mais on pense que ce nombre est beaucoup plus élevé car de nombreuses personnes n'ont pas été testées.

12 h 30 La Maison Blanche envisage de lever les restrictions de voyage dans l'UE: Alors même que les responsables de la santé publique exhortent les gens à ne pas voyager dans les semaines à venir, l'administration Trump envisage sérieusement de lever les restrictions sur les voyages depuis l'Union européenne et le Royaume-Uni Les Centers for Disease Control and Prevention se seraient opposés à cette décision mais ne devraient pas la bloquer.

12 h 16 Biden exhorte le courage, l'unité et la compassion dans le message de Thanksgiving: Le président élu Joe Biden, dans un message de Thanksgiving inspirant l'espoir, a appelé mercredi la nation à s'accrocher, à travailler ensemble et à assumer la responsabilité patriotique pour arrêter la propagation du coronavirus. "Nous sommes tous dans le même bateau", a déclaré dans une adresse virtuelle. Il a exhorté les gens à rester à la maison, à s'abstenir de se rassembler et à porter des masques. Malgré la fatigue virale, il a déclaré: "Ce combat n’est pas terminé." En contraste remarquable avec le style combatif du président Trump, Biden a déclaré: "Nous voulons des solutions, pas des cris", et les gens doivent à nouveau s’entendre, se voir et se respecter. "Aussi difficile que cela puisse paraître pour Thanksgiving, nous allons à nouveau rêver en grand", a-t-il déclaré. "Engageons-nous à penser non seulement à nous-mêmes mais aussi aux autres." Faisant référence à la fracture politique et culturelle, il a ajouté: "Nous pouvons guérir". Il a promis d'utiliser ses pouvoirs présidentiels pour mener une réponse nationale coordonnée à la pandémie, "Mais le gouvernement fédéral ne peut pas le faire seul", a-t-il ajouté. "Dans nos propres vies, chaque décision que nous prenons compte", et ces décisions peuvent sauver des vies.

11 h 50 Portez simplement le masque: Les responsables et les experts médicaux de la région de la baie et à travers le pays ont continué à battre le tambour d'urgence mercredi, suppliant le public de ne pas se rassembler avec plusieurs ménages ou de voyager pour Thanksgiving - et suppliant les gens de porter leur masque facial. Dans le comté de Santa Clara, les chiffres augmentent "très fortement", en particulier parmi la communauté latino-américaine, a déclaré le Dr Marty Fenstersheib, responsable des tests de coronavirus du comté, lors d'un briefing. "Nos hôpitaux souffrent", dit-il. Les preuves montrent que le port d'un masque peut prévenir 60% à 80% des infections, a-t-il déclaré, ajoutant que les données révèlent également une énorme transmission par des personnes qui ne présentent aucun symptôme.

11 h 40 dans le monde, les infections dépassent les 60 millions: Plus de 60 millions de personnes ont maintenant été infectées par le coronavirus, selon les données de l'Université Johns Hopkins. Mercredi matin, le total était de 60 101 887 cas, les États-Unis enregistrant le plus par région à 12 662 851.

11 h 25 Le comté de Santa Clara voit le jour de l'infection des records, le service d'incendie se joint à l'application de la loi: Le comté de Santa Clara a enregistré 500 nouvelles infections à coronavirus mardi, montre le suivi de The Chronicle, et les responsables du comté ont exprimé mercredi une vive inquiétude face au record de tous les temps, notant qu'il y avait 385 cas pour tout le mois de juillet lorsque la vague estivale était en marche. "Nous sommes vraiment, vraiment inquiets", a déclaré le Dr Marty Fenstersheib, responsable des tests de coronavirus du comté. Le comté intensifie l'application de la loi dans les "endroits populaires" pour le début des achats des Fêtes, les responsables de la conformité aidés par des pompiers visitant les entreprises et infligeant immédiatement une amende à ceux qui n'appliquent pas les règles de port de masque et de distance et de capacité. "Ne nous engouffrons dans aucun magasin. Sachez que vous allez attendre "à l’extérieur jusqu’à ce que les numéros autorisent l’entrée, a déclaré la superviseure Cindy Chavez lors d’une conférence de presse mercredi.

11 h 05 La FDA annonce une réunion publique du 10 décembre sur l'utilisation d'urgence des vaccins: La Food and Drug Administration a annoncé mercredi les détails d'une réunion publique du 10 décembre du comité consultatif indépendant sur les vaccins qui examinera et formulera des recommandations à l'agence sur les vaccins contre les coronavirus à l'étude. La réunion virtuelle portera sur l'autorisation d'utilisation d'urgence d'un nouveau vaccin Pfizer et sera diffusée sur YouTube de 6 h à 15 h. Temps Pacifique. La FDA est en train d'établir un registre pour les commentaires du public et les gens peuvent commenter à partir de vendredi.

10 h 48 Les hospitalisations liées au COVID augmentent dans certains comtés: Deux comtés de la région de la baie ont maintenant plus de patients hospitalisés pour COVID-19 qu'à tout autre moment de la pandémie, ce qui fait craindre qu'ils ne soient submergés si les cas grimpent comme prévu après Thanksgiving. Le comté de Solano comptait 61 patients atteints de COVID-19 dans les hôpitaux mardi - quatre de plus que le pic de la poussée estivale. Le comté de Santa Clara comptait 201 patients, cinq de plus que le sommet de l'été. Dans la région de la baie, 614 personnes ont été hospitalisées, bien en deçà du pic estival de 815, mais une augmentation de 39% par rapport à la semaine dernière.

10 h 30 Les électeurs veulent que Biden se concentre sur le soulagement de la pandémie: Les deux tiers des électeurs pensent que le président élu Joe Biden devrait donner la priorité à un programme de secours contre les coronavirus au cours de ses 100 premiers jours de prise de fonction, selon un sondage de suivi Morning Consult-Politico publié mardi. Soixante-sept pour cent des répondants ont déclaré que le soulagement devrait être "une priorité absolue" dans les 100 premiers jours de Biden, et 16% ont déclaré que c'était important mais une priorité secondaire.

10 h 21 Virus dans une nouvelle phase géographique: Après deux mois où la croissance du coronavirus était tirée par les comtés ruraux et les villes de taille moyenne des Grandes Plaines et du Haut-Midwest, le virus semble être entré ces derniers jours dans une nouvelle phase: la raison pour laquelle le pays continue de battre des records de cas a plus à faire maintenant avec des résurgences rapides du virus dans des villes comme Baltimore, Los Angeles, Miami et Phoenix et avec des pics pour la première fois dans des villes plus petites loin du centre de la nation, comme Cumberland, dans le Maryland, rapporte le New York Times.

10 h 15 Zoomez gratuitement sur Thanksgiving: Pour ceux qui organisent des célébrations virtuelles avec leur famille et leurs amis, Zoom, basé à San Jose, lèvera le délai habituel de 40 minutes pour les réunions gratuites le 26 novembre. La pause entrera en vigueur de 3 heures du matin jeudi à 9 heures vendredi. les réunions de famille ne sont pas interrompues ", a déclaré la société.

10 h Les trackers de coronavirus anticipent les bizarreries pendant les vacances: Pendant les vacances de Thanksgiving, les données officielles sur les cas, les décès et les tests de coronavirus vont probablement augmenter et diminuer selon des schémas qui ne reflètent pas les tendances quotidiennes réelles, mais plutôt les niveaux de dotation et de service généralement observés le week-end, explique le Covid Tracking Project. Une tendance à la baisse et au "rattrapage" se produit lorsque moins de cabinets de médecins et de sites de test sont ouverts, donc moins de personnes sont testées, et donc moins de tests se rendent dans les laboratoires. Avec moins de personnel de santé en service, les données ne sont pas enregistrées aussi rapidement

9 h 45 Soulignant la nécessité de mettre fin à la violence à l'égard des femmes: Dans une campagne mondiale pour mettre fin à la violence contre les femmes, les militants ont organisé des rassemblements mercredi et les dirigeants mondiaux ont appelé à des mesures pour mettre fin aux abus, qui se sont aggravés en raison de la pandémie de coronavirus cette année. Des manifestations de la France à l'Ukraine ont eu lieu lors de la Journée internationale pour l'élimination de la violence à l'égard des femmes pour attirer l'attention sur la violence domestique et une lutte acharnée pour protéger des millions de femmes tuées ou maltraitées chaque année par leurs partenaires et leurs proches parents.

9 h 22 Le nombre de décès aux États-Unis est le plus élevé en 6 mois: La Californie a enregistré 103 décès de coronavirus mardi, seulement la troisième fois depuis le 21 octobre que l'État a constaté un nombre quotidien de morts à trois chiffres, alors que l'État continuait une augmentation inquiétante des cas avant les vacances de Thanksgiving. Aux États-Unis, le nombre de morts mardi était de 2146, selon les données suivies par l'Université Johns Hopkins, le plus grand nombre de vies perdues à cause du virus en une journée depuis la mi-mai.

8 h 59 Fauci dit "bien sûr" qu'il ferait partie du groupe de travail Biden: Le Dr Anthony Fauci, le plus grand expert des maladies infectieuses du pays, a déclaré qu'il ferait "absolument" partie du groupe de travail sur le coronavirus du président élu Joe Biden si on le lui demandait. "Bien sûr que oui. La réponse est absolument ", a répondu Fauci à une question d'entrevue de CSPAN mercredi. Fauci, membre du groupe de travail du président Trump sur les coronavirus, a subi la mise à l'écart et le dénigrement du président, qui a minimisé la pandémie n'aime souvent pas les avertissements et les informations scientifiques que Fauci présente.

8 h 46. Combien coûte cette vidéo dans la fenêtre ? En cette saison des fêtes, la fenêtre du centre-ville de San Francisco Macy a encore d'adorables petits chatons et chiots montrant leur gentillesse, mais comme tant d'autres en période de pandémie, ils sont virtuels cette année. Au lieu d'animaux vivants qui encouragent chaque année les gens à adopter un animal de compagnie, trois moniteurs vidéo diffusent de courts clips vidéo d'eux - un changement destiné à empêcher les foules potentiellement propagatrices de coronavirus de se rassembler sur le trottoir. Steve Rubenstein de The Chronicle a l'histoire.

8 h 37, le nombre de morts aux États-Unis dépasse 260000: Plus de 260000 Américains ont maintenant perdu la vie à cause du coronavirus, selon le suivi effectué par l'Université Johns Hopkins mercredi matin. Le nombre de cas augmente à un rythme sans précédent à travers le pays, avec plus de 12,6 millions de personnes infectées depuis le début de la pandémie.

8 h 27 Un autre avocat de Trump infecté: Boris Epshteyn, membre de l'équipe juridique du président Trump, a été testé positif pour le coronavirus mardi. Il a tweeté qu'il avait des "symptômes légers" et qu'il était en quarantaine. Epshteyn était à une conférence de presse la semaine dernière avec le fils de l'avocat de Trump Rudolph Giuliani, Andrew Giuliani, un assistant de la Maison Blanche qui a annoncé le lendemain qu'il avait été testé positif au virus, rapporte le New York Times.

8 h 20 Réduire les directives de recherche des contacts: Le coronavirus se propage si vite et si loin que les responsables de la santé étatiques et locaux débordés réduisent les efforts de recherche d'un contact, voire les abandonnent complètement, rapporte le New York Times. Lundi, le CDC a publié de nouvelles directives appelant les services de santé à concentrer la recherche des contacts sur les personnes qui ont été testées positives au cours des six derniers jours et en particulier sur celles qui présentent le plus grand risque d'infecter les autres. Les patients infectés il y a plus de 14 jours ne devraient pas être retrouvés, selon les nouvelles directives.

8 h 14, les États-Unis ajoutent 2 millions de cas en 2 semaines: Pour la première fois depuis que l'épidémie de coronavirus a frappé les États-Unis, le pays a ajouté plus d'un million de cas au cours de chacune des deux dernières semaines consécutives. Les décès dus au COVID-19, qui décalent les cas signalés de plusieurs semaines, sont également à un niveau jamais vu depuis le printemps.

7 h 49. Les réclamations sans emploi augmentent, ce qui réduit les stocks: Le Dow Jones est tombé sous le record de 30 000 qu'il a établi mardi. Les demandes de chômage hebdomadaires sont passées à 778000, marquant une deuxième semaine de chômage croissant alors que la flambée des cas de coronavirus et le resserrement des restrictions affectaient davantage d'entreprises.

7 h 36, l'organisation à but non lucratif d'East Oakland fait toute la différence à Thanksgiving: L'East Oakland Collective a organisé deux distributions de repas de Thanksgiving cette semaine - distribuant un repas fait maison avec de la dinde, de la farce au pain de maïs, des haricots verts, de la purée de patates douces et du croustillant aux pommes - grâce à un partenariat avec un nouveau chef à but non lucratif pour le peuple, formé par deux chefs de Berkeley qui étaient préoccupés par l'insécurité alimentaire pandémique et voulaient redonner à la communauté noire

7 h 25 La faim aux États-Unis atteint de nouveaux sommets: < de plus en plus d'Américains ont faim maintenant qu'à tout autre moment de la pandémie mortelle de coronavirus, alors que le ralentissement économique a resserré son emprise et que les programmes de secours du gouvernement ont expiré ou prendront fin à la fin de l'année. . Dans certains États, les voitures attendent par centaines dans les lignes de nourriture gratuites. Selon les experts, il est probable que la faim soit plus forte aux États-Unis aujourd'hui qu'à tout autre moment depuis 1998, lorsque le Bureau du recensement a commencé à collecter des données comparables.

7 h 14 Lorsque votre journée est centrée sur le réapprovisionnement en papier toilette de Costco: Les achats de panique sont de retour - grand temps. Les consommateurs vident les étagères des magasins d'articles essentiels, avec du papier hygiénique en particulier, une denrée chaude dans la région de la baie. Mais pourquoi - quand la chaîne d'approvisionnement peut répondre à la demande ? Annie Vainshtein se penche sur ce qui se cache derrière le besoin des gens de bourrer leur garde-manger.

Mises à jour du mardi 24 novembre:

22 h 43 Un opérateur de Muni meurt des complications du COVID-19: Un opérateur de Muni est décédé des complications du COVID-19, ont annoncé mardi Muni et des responsables syndicaux locaux. Dans une annonce sur YouTube, le directeur de Muni, Jeffrey Tumlin, a déclaré que l'opérateur était en congé de longue durée avant le début de la pandémie de coronavirus et "n'était entré en contact avec personne ces derniers mois"

22 h 40 Le comté de Los Angeles enregistre le nombre de morts le plus élevé depuis des mois: Le département de la santé publique du comté de Los Angeles a signalé mardi 51 nouveaux décès, le nombre le plus élevé jamais enregistré depuis le 9 septembre. "Les hospitalisations liées au COVID-19 continuent de s'accélérer à une vitesse alarmante", a déclaré l'agence dans un communiqué. Les responsables du comté ont ajouté qu'il y avait 1 575 personnes actuellement hospitalisées et que 26% de ces personnes sont aux soins intensifs. Ils exhortent les résidents à éviter de se rassembler pour les vacances de Thanksgiving et à observer les mesures de sécurité.

18 h 15 La saison de basket-ball universitaire devrait commencer mercredi: Mais les problèmes de virus ont bouleversé les horaires de plusieurs équipes de la région de la baie; Par exemple, Stanford a annoncé mardi que son ouverture prévue mercredi contre Utah Valley avait été annulée en raison de problèmes de virus avec le programme de l'Utah Valley. Découvrez les équipes masculines et féminines qui joueront mercredi.

17 h 40 Le plasma de convalescence est inefficace pour traiter les patients atteints de COVID-19, selon une étude: Le plasma de convalescence ne fait pas grand-chose pour améliorer l'état de santé ou réduire le risque de décès chez les patients aux prises avec une pneumonie causée par le coronavirus, selon les données d'un essai clinique en Argentine. La méthode d'injection du plasma de survivants du COVID-19 à des patients très malades hospitalisés a été présentée par le président Trump comme une "percée historique", mais n'a pas donné de meilleurs résultats que le placebo selon l'étude publiée mardi dans le New England Journal of Medicine.

17 h 25 Les travailleurs agricoles demandent la priorité dans la distribution des vaccins: United Farm Workers affirme que les travailleurs agricoles devraient recevoir la priorité lorsqu'un vaccin contre le coronavirus est distribué en Californie. "Il est impératif que les travailleurs de terrain soient parmi les premiers à recevoir les vaccins COVID-19", a déclaré mardi la directrice exécutive de la Fondation UFW, Diana Tellefson Torres, dans un communiqué. La fondation fait partie du Comité consultatif communautaire des vaccins de l’État, qui aidera à élaborer un plan pour la distribution et l’administration des vaccins. "La Fondation UFW travaillera pour garantir que les informations vitales parviennent aux travailleurs agricoles dans les communautés rurales et assurera aux membres de la communauté que la vaccination est sûre et vitale une fois que les vaccins vitaux seront disponibles", a déclaré Torres.

15 h 15 Plus de 5000 dindes données à S.F. résidents touchés par la pandémie: Un partenariat de la ville avec l'Institut A. Philip Randolph de San Francisco a permis la livraison de produits secs donnés et de plus de 5000 dindes aux résidents de San Francisco qui ont été "gravement '' touchés financièrement par la pandémie de coronavirus, a déclaré mardi le bureau du maire de London Breed. Les responsables des services humains de la ville et le Bureau du logement et du développement communautaire du maire ont livré les dindes au lieu d’événements importants qui n’ont pas pu avoir lieu en raison de la pandémie.

15 h 05 La carte montre où les gens se conforment aux directives de santé de Thanksgiving: Le New York Times a une carte montrant la variation géographique dans les plans des gens à travers le pays pour avoir Thanksgiving avec des personnes en dehors de leur foyer. Les données proviennent d'entretiens menés par la société mondiale de données et d'enquêtes Dynata, qui a obtenu plus de 150 000 réponses à l'enquête du 13 au 23 novembre. L'enquête a révélé que seulement 27% environ des Américains prévoient de dîner avec des personnes extérieures à leur ménage. L'histoire et la carte sont ici.

14 h 53 Des réseaux criminels impliquant des prisonniers volent une aide au chômage pandémique: Selon des procureurs de district à travers l'État d'importantes ressources pour lutter contre "ce qui semble être la fraude la plus importante sur les fonds des contribuables de l'histoire de la Californie". Les enquêteurs ont constaté que 35000 demandes de chômage avaient été déposées au nom de détenus de la prison de l'État de Californie entre mars et août, y compris celui du meurtrier reconnu coupable Scott Peterson, et qu'au moins 20000 avaient été payés, a déclaré la procureure du district du comté de Sacramento, Anne Marie Schubert. En savoir plus ici.

14 h 49 Le groupe de travail de la Maison Blanche émet un grave avertissement: Le groupe de travail sur les coronavirus de la Maison Blanche a lancé cette semaine un avertissement terrible aux États d'une propagation "agressive, rapide et en expansion" des cas qui nécessite un "changement de comportement significatif" de tous les Américains avant les vacances. Le rapport du groupe de travail aux États, obtenu par The Hill, indique que les États qui poursuivent des "mesures d'atténuation agressives" commencent à voir une stabilisation des cas. Le rapport cite une communauté répartie dans plus de 2000 comtés et appelle à des efforts énergiques pour "aplatir la courbe pour soutenir le système de santé pour les urgences COVID et non COVID".

14 h 31 Le gouvernement cible l'envoi de vaccins à la mi-décembre: Vers la mi-décembre, 6,4 millions de doses du vaccin Covid-19 de Pfizer seront expédiées dans chaque État, huit territoires et six grandes zones urbaines après que le vaccin ait reçu une autorisation d'urgence attendue, ont déclaré des responsables à la tête de l'administration Trump pour accélérer la mise en place d'un vaccin On s'attend à ce que les premières doses soient destinées aux travailleurs de la santé et éventuellement à quelques groupes vulnérables, et les quantités seront basées sur le nombre d'adultes vivant dans chaque juridiction. "Nous voulions que cela reste simple", a déclaré le secrétaire à la Santé et aux Services sociaux Alex Azar.

14 h 25 L'administration Trump envisage de raccourcir la quarantaine: Le groupe de travail du président Trump sur les coronavirus envisage de raccourcir la période de quarantaine recommandée pour le COVID-19, a confirmé mardi le secrétaire adjoint à l'administration de la santé Brett Giroir lors d'un point de presse sur la santé et les services humains. Citant une "prépondérance de preuves" selon laquelle les 14 jours actuels ne sont pas nécessaires, il a déclaré que les responsables envisageaient une recommandation pour moins de jours, mais il ne l'a pas quantifiée. "Nous travaillons activement sur ce type de directives en ce moment, en examinant les preuves, mais nous voulons être absolument sûrs", a déclaré Giroir. "Ce genre de recommandations ne sera pas bon gré mal gré. Ils ont travaillé avec divers experts. "

14 h 18 YouTube suspend OANN pour diffusion de fausses informations sur le COVID-19: < l'un des médias préférés du président Trump, de sa plate-forme mardi pour avoir publié de nouvelles vidéos diffusant de la désinformation sur le coronavirus. L'interdiction durera une semaine "Après un examen attentif, nous avons supprimé une vidéo d'OANN et émis un avertissement contre la chaîne pour violation de notre politique de désinformation COVID-19, qui interdit le contenu prétendant qu'il existe un remède garanti." La chaîne a été suspendue "du programme de partenariat YouTube" également "en raison de violations répétées de notre politique de désinformation COVID-19 et d'autres politiques de monétisation de chaîne", a déclaré YouTube. 14 h 11 Les pertes de plusieurs milliards de dollars des compagnies aériennes prévues: Les fortunes des compagnies aériennes s'alignent alors que les cas de coronavirus augmentent aux États-Unis et en Europe. Les compagnies aériennes perdront plus de 157 milliards de dollars cette année et l'an prochain à cause de la pandémie, a déclaré mardi leur principal groupe commercial, l'Association du transport aérien international. C’était pire que l’estimation du groupe en juin de 100 milliards de dollars de pertes. Le chef du groupe commercial a déclaré que sans l’aide du gouvernement, l’industrie aérienne aurait subi des faillites "massives".

14 h 02 La France pour alléger progressivement le confinement: Le président français Emmanuel Macron a présenté mardi un plan de déconfinement progressif qui s'étendrait jusqu'à fin janvier mais permettrait également plus de mobilité à l'approche de Noël et du Nouvel An. Une plus grande liberté de mouvement serait autorisée à partir de samedi, les résidents étant autorisés à voyager plus loin au-delà du rayon d'un kilomètre de leur domicile - bien que toujours avec des formulaires d'exemption. Mais la période de confinement en France se poursuivrait jusqu'au 15 décembre, en supposant que le nombre de nouvelles infections quotidiennes soit inférieur à 5 000. Les cinémas et les musées rouvriront alors, mais les restaurants, bars et salles de sport resteront fermés jusqu'au 20 janvier, a déclaré Macron.

13 h 57 La diplomatie des vaccins signifie stocker ou partager: La Chine et la Russie se sont précipitées pour partager leurs propres vaccins contre les coronavirus soutenus par l'État avec des pays qui se bousculent pour l'approvisionnement, se positionnant pour éventuellement élargir leurs intérêts politiques et économiques dans le processus En revanche, l'administration Trump se concentre sur la distribution domestique à partir de laboratoires privés - un contraste qui va bien au-delà de la crise pandémique, reflétant la façon dont l'ordre mondial de l'après-Seconde Guerre mondiale est remis en cause par la montée des puissances autoritaires et le retrait des États-Unis. pendant l'administration Trump sortante.

13 h 45 Le CDC peut raccourcir la quarantaine à une semaine seulement: Les Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sont en train de finaliser les directives pour raccourcir la durée recommandée pendant laquelle les personnes doivent s'auto-mettre en quarantaine après une exposition potentielle au coronavirus, afin que plus de personnes se plient, ont déclaré mardi deux responsables de l'agence. Les nouvelles directives seraient probablement de sept à dix jours au lieu des 14 jours actuels L’espoir est de "contribuer à rendre la quarantaine moins contraignante" et d’améliorer ainsi la conformité ", a déclaré un responsable au Times.

13 h 23 Journée record à Wall Street: La moyenne industrielle du Dow Jones s'est redressée mardi, clôturant au-dessus de 30 000 pour la première fois. Les nouvelles positives sur les vaccins, l'espoir d'une forte reprise économique l'année prochaine et la transition présidentielle en cours ont tous contribué à propulser l'indice de premier ordre à la hausse. Il a ajouté 455 points, un gain de 1,5%, le Chevron de San Ramon affichant un gain de 5% pour mener les 30 actions Dow à son record. Le S&P 500 a également atteint un record, gagnant 1,6% pour clôturer à 3 635, et le Russell 2000 à petite capitalisation a gagné 1,9% pour un record de 1 853. Le Nasdaq a progressé de 1,3% à 12037.

13 h 18 L'équipe de Biden reçoit un briefing sur le coronavirus, Azar dit: L'équipe de transition du président élu Joe Biden a été informée de la réponse COVID-19 de l'administration Trump, a déclaré mardi le secrétaire à la Santé et aux Services sociaux, Alex Azar. Il a déclaré que la Adm arrière.Erica Schwartz, qui dirige la planification de la transition, a informé l'équipe de Biden lundi soir sur les efforts déployés pour obtenir des vaccins contre les coronavirus au public en un temps record. "Nous leur recevons immédiatement tous les documents d’information sur la transition pré-préparés", a déclaré Azar, rapporte CNBC. Il a promis une transition "professionnelle, coopérative et collaborative".

13 h 12 S.F. achète des congélateurs ultra-froids pour le stockage des vaccins: San Francisco a acheté trois congélateurs "ultra-froids" en prévision de stocker les vaccins une fois que le gouvernement fédéral commencera à distribuer des doses aux États, a déclaré le Dr Grant Colfax, chef du ministère de la Santé publique. Deux des vaccins les plus prometteurs, dont les deux seraient efficaces à plus de 90%, doivent être conservés à des températures inférieures à zéro et nécessitent un équipement de stockage spécialisé. Les responsables locaux et étatiques disent que les premiers vaccins pourraient être distribués à des groupes hautement prioritaires, principalement des agents de santé de première ligne, avant la fin de l'année.

13 h 02 Trump utilise son insulte ethnique pour le virus lors d'un événement de pardon de la Turquie: President Trump took the occasion of a lighthearted Thanksgiving week tradition, the presidential turkey pardoning, to thank pandemic health care workers, and to use his repeated slam at China which he blames for the coronavirus. He called the current emergence of vaccines as “one of the greatest medical achievements that this planet has ever seen.” At the Rose Garden ceremony, he said: “During this Thanksgiving, we extend our eternal gratitude to the doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and scientists who have waged the battle against the China virus, and we give thanks for the vaccines and therapies that will soon end the pandemic.”

12:46 p.m. Hospitalizations in California up 81.3% in two weeks: The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized across California increased 81.3% in the past 14 days, Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state’s top health official, said Tuesday. The number stood at 5,844 as of Tuesday4% in the past 14 days, and stood at 1,397 as of Ghaly’s data on Tuesday. “Our hospitals are stretched,” he said, as a fall surge gallops across the state, and health experts warn it’s likely to get worse with cold weather.

12:43 p.m. Several counties slip backward: A number of counties in California fell back to more restrictive tiers when state health officials announced the new tier assignments in the state’s reopening blueprint on Tuesday. Falling into the purple, most restrictive, category were Colusa, Del Norte, Humboldt and Lassen counties. Dropping back to red, the second most restrictive level, was Calaveras County. Reassigned to the orange, moderate, tier were Alpine and Mariposa counties.

12:38 p.m. S.F. stays red while other Bay Area counties clamp down: While San Francisco did not move into the most restrictive tier of California’s economic reopening plan as expected Tuesday, several Bay Area counties will tighten their restrictions following a sharp rise in infections and hospitalizations across the state. Read the whole story here.

12:29 p.m Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of California Health and Human Services, offered some ways for residents to politely decline invitations to Thanksgiving and other holiday gatherings. His tips: Be clear (“say no”); offer alternatives (“ask if there is another way to connect”); be honest (excuses can “easily backfire). “There’s never a more important time than now to let your friends know you are making a decision to reduce transmission and not gather

12:19 p.m. San Francisco escapes having to move to purple tier: San Francisco remained in the second-most restrictive tier of California’s reopoening blueprint when the tier assignments were announced Tuesday by state officials. The city, with cases rising, had anticipated the prospect of moving into the purple tier, the most restrictive in terms of what activities can occur, along with most of the rest of the state.

12:05 p.m. Positive test rate rises 51%: California’s 14-day rate of positive coronavirus test results, at 5.6%, is up a troubling 51% from 3.7% just two weeks ago, Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary said Tuesday. The 7-day rate is an even more ominous 5.9%. While the numbers may sound small, Ghaly told a briefing, “for us it’s a major difference” because “that trend will likely continue upwards.” The state’s most recent one-day new coronavirus infections, at 15,329, cap a 7-day average of 12,532 new daily cases.

11:54 a.m. L.A. requires visitors to sign quarantine form: Beginning Wednesday, out-of-state travelers arriving in Los Angeles by air and train must sign a form acknowledging the state’s 14-day quarantine advisory, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced. Signs in airports and train stations will remind travelers of the requirement, and airlines will notify passengers. Failure to fill out the form could result in a fine of up to $500, the Los Angeles Times reports. Garcetti said, “Our hospitals won’t have any spare beds by Christmas,” if behavior does not change to get the coronavirus under control.

11:50 a.m. Feds push to increase number of immigrants held in California: Against the backdrop of the latest and potentially most difficult wave of COVID-19 cases across the state and country, ICE officials are pushing to increase the number of immigrants detained in California, the Los Angeles Times reports. At the same time, advocates are urging California leaders to stop transfers from state prisons and jails to ICE custody and exercise public health oversight.

11:41 a.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveils relief bill: Sen. Elizabeth Warrn, D-Mass., on Tuesday announced she’ll introduce an $8 billion COVID Community Care Act, providing emergency funding to Black, Latino and Native American communities that have been especially hard hit by the pandemic. Warren described it as the Senate version of House legislation by Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland. But its fate could well lie with the outcome of two Georgia runoffs for U.S. Senate seats.

11:30 a.m. Santa Clara County will enforce COVID-19 safety rules for Black Friday weekend: Santa Clara County is ramping up “business compliance efforts” for the Black Friday weekend from Thursday through Sunday, officials announced Tuesday. Compliance staffers in yellow vests will visit “high traffic shopping areas” to ensure businesses comply with COVID-19 density rules and other safety measures. Violators will face fines of $250, potentially into the thousands of dollars. Grocery stores must “limit capacity to 50% and clothing and retails stores (including malls) have a 25% capacity limit

10:45 a.m. Tokyo set to host Olympics in July: Despite increasing coronavirus infections in Japan, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said the city is determined to host the Olympics on July 23. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo last week assured people the event will take place with spectators next summer. “We are putting a really huge toolbox together in which we will put all the different measures we can imagine,” he said, according to Japan Times. He vowed “to ensure a safe environment for all participants in the games.”

11:15 a.m. Britain relents to allow holiday reunions: British authorities gave the green light Tuesday to holiday reunions for millions, relaxing restrictions on social mixing over Christmas and offering arriving international travelers a way to cut short quarantine if they test negative for the coronavirus. The U.K. government, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, agreed to ease limits on travel and socializing between Dec. 23 and 28: up to three households can form a “Christmas bubble” and members can move freely between them. Inter-household visits currently are barred in much of the U.K.

10:48 a.m. Advisory panel to CDC says vaccine side effects must be outlined: Members of an advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, in a Monday meeting to discuss use and distribution of COVID-19 vaccine, that patients need to be warned about the potential side effects of getting a COVID-19 vaccine so they are not discouraged from getting a second dose. Doctors worry patients might not return for the second needed vaccine dose if they experience unexpected side effects from the first one.

10:25 a.m. Daily cases climb in S.F., San Mateo County: San Francisco reported another 120 new coronavirus infections Tuesday, continuing an upswing and steady increase in 7-day averages of new cases, and bringing its total since the start of the pandemic to 14,662 cases. San Mateo County confirmed another 227 cases Tuesday, for a cumulative total of 13,561 infections so far.

10:10 a.m. U.S. consumer confidence down: U.S. consumer confidence fell in November as rising coronavirus cases pushed American optimism down to the lowest level since August. The November reading of 96.1 released Tuesday by the Conference Board represents a big drop from a revised 101.4 in October, reflecting lower consumer expectations for income, business and labor market conditions. Consumer confidence is closely watched for signals of how willing households are to spend.

10:01 a.m. Wide Iowa nursing home outbreaks: Iowa reported 143 nursing homes with coronavirus outbreaks on Tuesday, and thousands of residents have tested positive for the virus. More than 4,500 residents of care centers are infected with the virus, state health officials say. State data shows 1,008 residents of long-term care facilities have died with COVID-19 in the past eight months.

9:50 a.m. NHL teams report several players are infected: Two National Hockey League teams say multiple players have tested positive for the novel coronavirus The Vegas Golden Knights confirmed that four players are self-isolating and recovering from virus infections. Both clubs have closed off-ice facilities at their training centers through the Thanksgiving holiday.

9:41 a.m. L.A. County considering stay-home order: Officials in the nation’s largest county on Tuesday were looking at a possible stay-home order just days before Thanksgiving after a spike of coronavirus cases surpassed a threshold set by Los Angeles public health officials to trigger one. An “impressive and alarming surge” of more than 6,000 new cases put Los Angeles County over a five-day average of 4,500 cases per day, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Monday, a day before the county supervisors meeting.

9:32 a.m. Hearing loss underscored by mask-wearing: Hearing specialists across the U.S. say they have seen an uptick in visits from people who only realized how much they relied on lip reading and facial expressions when people started wearing face masks Many probably had some hearing loss before, but they had adapted. Masks themselves reduce sound levels, and social distancing adds to the problem.

9:28 a.m. Dow jumps above 30,000 for 1st time: The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 30 Traders were also encouraged by Biden’s pick of Janet Yellen, a widely respected former Federal Reserve chair, as Treasury secretary.

9:02 a.m. Biden team finally gets keys to government for coronavirus planning: This week President-elect Joe Biden’s transition can finally dispatch what are known as landing teams to the Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and FDA. With the official government go-ahead for transition cooperation to begin, Biden will be getting enormous briefing books that detail nearly everything the agencies have been working on, as he also inherits something nobody would want: an accelerating national crisis

8:55 a.m. Meals on Wheels gets new S.F. quarters as pandemic burden rises: Meals on Wheels is opening its big, gleaming, Bayview industrial kitchen just as the pandemic has amped up need. Shelter-in-place orders mean many more older adults are staying home and needing food delivered. Meals on Wheels serves meals to about 3,700 older and disabled people, and delivers groceries to another 500 homebound seniors. Since July it’s also provided meals and groceries for people quarantining due to COVID-19 illness or exposure, adding another 600 to 1,200 people a week to its caseload. En savoir plus ici.

8:36 a.m. More than half of Americans adjust Thanksgiving due to pandemic, poll finds: < canceling travel or scrapping the gathering altogether, polling by the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index finds. The trend toward caution comes amid signs of increased trust in the federal CDC and a growing confidence that a safe and effective vaccine is coming soon. For the first time in the poll, more than half of Americans (51%) said they’re likely to take a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it’s available. 8:25 a.m. White House bars talking to Biden team without specific permission: With President-elect Joe Biden’s team eager to gain cooperation from the Trump administration on coronavirus planning and other policy preparation,White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows directed presidential staff Monday night not to speak with them “unless specifically authorized Meadows acknowledged in an email that the transition is underway with the GSA go-ahead Monday. “Unless specifically authorized,” he wrote, the president’s executive office staff “are not permitted to speak directly with a member of the Biden Transition Team or the Federal Transition Coordinator.”

8:13 a.m. Anti-Semitism grows during pandemic in Germany: A German official warned Tuesday that anti-Semitism is emerging among people protesting pandemic lockdown measures who otherwise come from widely differing political backgrounds. Felix Klein, who heads government efforts to combat anti-Semitism, said that hatred against Jews in Germany has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories spread by people who believe in alternative healing and peace campaigners as well as by Germany’s far-right scene

8:09 a.m. Spain’s surge takes a toll on morgue workers: After successfully bringing its daily coronavirus death count down from over 900 in March to single digits by July, Spain has seen a steady uptick that brought those fatalities back to over 200 a day this month. With that relapse, the body collectors have returned to making the rounds of hospitals, homes and care facilities.

7:55 a.m. Daily new cases double since October: On the verge of Thanksgiving, with many people planning to flout public health warnings on indoor gatherings to varying degrees, the nation is averaging 172,000 new coronavirus cases per day, nearly doubling since the end of October, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.

7:46 a.m. More backsliding predicted within tiers: California was coiled in anticipation Tuesday morning as more counties were expected to shift into the most restrictive, purple, tier of the state’s reopening blueprint. San Francisco expected to be among those after its coronavirus cases tripled over the past month and requiring under purple that any such gatherings outside be ended by 10 p.m.

7:40 a.m. The signs don’t look good: Bay Area health experts are bracing for an uptick in deaths in the coming weeks, with cases already climbing rapidly and many residents eschewing public health entreaties not to travel or gather with more than their own household members for Thanksgiving. En savoir plus ici.

7:18 a.m. Experts caution against online tools to make behavioral decistions: Several online risk assessment tools have emerged that let users gauge the possibility of becoming infected with coronavirus in different scenarios. But experts say they have limitations as the virus is running rampant in California and across the U.S. and health officials plead with the public to completely forego Thanksgiving travel

7 a.m. Biden transition lifts vaccine hopes, and stocks: The Trump administration’s acknowledgement of President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner of the presidential election have lifted expectations for a smooth rollout of coronavirus vaccines. Stocks rose Monday with the Dow nearing its 52-week high.

Updates from Monday, Nov. 23:

11:08 p.m. California’s new cases in a day reach record 20,654: California on Monday recorded a record-high 20,654 new cases of the coronavirus, according to The Chronicle’s tracker, breaking a record set a week ago of 13,412.

7:06 p.m. California breaks record, exceeds 19,000 new coronavirus cases in a day: California on Monday recorded a record-high 19,566 new cases of the coronavirus, according to The Chronicle’s tracker, smashing previous single-day records as the state and the rest of the country continues to see explosive growth and spread of the virus. Monday’s tally could partially be attributed to a lag in weekend reporting, but is sure to be a troubling sign for public-health experts as people begin traveling across the country for the Thanksgiving holiday. The previous statewide record of 13,412 cases was set just one week ago.

4:37 p.m. COVID deaths on the rise across California: Can Bay Area avoid a major uptick ? Deaths from COVID-19 have started to increase statewide, a harbinger of what could be a deadly holiday season if cases spike as expected from Thanksgiving get-togethers, public health experts warned Monday. More than 450 people died in California last week, up about 60% from the week before, according to data compiled by The Chronicle. That’s the first significant uptick since August, when deaths spiked at 945 in one week during the peak of the summer surge But public health experts warned that with cases climbing rapidly, deaths likely will increase over the next few weeks. Read the story here.

4:23 p.m California could start administering coronavirus vaccines to as many as 2.4 million of the state’s highest-priority health care workers in early December, Gov The state is making vaccine distribution plans around the assumption that the first vaccines will be authorized by the FDA in early December. That first approval will likely be for the vaccine made by Pfizer and German firm BioNTech, followed by the vaccine made by Moderna. Federal health officials have said states will begin receiving doses within 24 hours after the first vaccine receives FDA authorization. Read the story here.

16 heures U.S. to begin distributing Regeneron’s COVID-19 therapy Tuesday: The U.S. government will start distributing Regeneron’s newly authorized COVID-19 antibody combination on Tuesday. The administration will initially distribute 30,000 doses of the drug The first doses will be distributed to the states with the highest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The treatment called REGN-COV2 received emergency use authorization from the FDA on Saturday. The company, which received a $450 million grant as part of Operation Warp Speed, expects to produce 300,000 doses by early January.

3:35 p.m. Scott Altas responds to Stanford condemnation: President Trump’s top coronavirus advisor Dr. Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist from the Hoover Institution at Stanford, on Monday published a response to the condemnation he received from the elected representatives of Stanford University’s faculty last week. “I fear that this precedent could further embroil the University into politics and raises the threat that the University will criticize other faculty who disagree with Stanford’s institutional views on these or other issues The denouncement from the faculty came after Atlas called for U.S. citizens to “rise up” against coronavirus restrictions.

15h30. Just when it seemed it would never happen, Trump signals he’s ready to concede: In a series of tweets on Monday, President Trump signalled he was ready to concede he lost the election, thanking GSA Administrator Emily Murphy who is in charge of signing off on the transition to the Biden administration. He said he was continuing to fight, but “Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.” He thanked Murphy “for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened her family, or employees of GSA. Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail ! ” Trump tweeted.

3:14 p.m. GSA OKs transition process for Biden to work with government agencies: The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden the administration is ready to begin the formal transition process Biden’s team has said President Trump’s refusal to allow the transition process, as he continues claiming baselessly that he won the election, is starting to impede the incoming administration’s progress and efficiency in planning for coronavirus response, including with the latest government information and plans on vaccine distribution.

3:09 p.m. Bay Area does not see same death upward trend as California: Coronavirus deaths in California have started to rise, as of mid-November, with 18,735 lives lost to the virus so far, as of data on Monday afternoon. The Bay Area, however, has yet to see the same curve up.That may in part be due to Bay Area counties’ continued caution over the last few weeks around restricting activities compared to other parts of California, said UC Berkeley epidemiologist Art Reingold. Read more details here.

2:59 p.m. COVID-19 is nation’s 3rd leading cause of death: More than 257,000 Americans now have lost their lives to the coronavirus, according to data by researchers at Johns Hopkins University as of Monday afternoon between 12,000 and 61,000 deaths annually since 2010. With another five weeks of the year remaining, COVID-19 places third in the nation’s causes of death, according to CDC figures from 2018. No. 1 is heart disease which killed 655,381 in 2018, and No. 2 is cancer which took 599,274 lives.

Gov He said based on direction from a local health officer, his family decided to wait 48 hours before testing. His family members all took tests on Sunday and received negative results later that evening. “We will do subsequent tests,” he said. They began their 14-day quarantine on Sunday.

2:44 p.m ‘That was a mistake’:< Gavin Newsom said Monday that he regretted the incident and is working to move on. “That was a mistake. I let my guard down. I apologized for it and we’re moving to correct for it “I never made that mistake before. I won’t make it again. Période. Full stop.” 14 h 40 Why is the California curfew set for 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. ? Dr. Mark Ghaly, California’s top health official, said on Monday that he is aware that the coronavirus does not behave differently after dark, but acknowledged that people do. “What we do know is nonessential gathering does happen without the best protective tools,” Ghaly said. He said those are the hours that people let down their guard, especially if alcohol is involved. “People take off their masks. They come closer than they should; that allows transmission to come quickly

2:34 p.m. Judge rejects bid for indoor dining, gyms in San Diego County: A San Diego Superior Court judge on Monday denied a request to temporarily restore indoor service at San Diego County gyms and restaurants that were forced to move outside due to coronavirus concerns. The judge said there is scientific evidence to support the state’s sweeping pandemic orders to restrict business activity. Two restaurants and two gyms sued on behalf of their industries, asking that California’s four-tier system of pandemic restrictions be declared illegal. San Diego, like nearly all counties, was moved into the most restrictive tier and forced to move many business operations and religious services outside.

2:20 p.m. New cases and hospitalizations continue spike in California: Hospital coronavirus admissions in the state rose 77% over the last 14 days, while intensive care units saw a 55% increase in admissions over the same period, state data shows. The 7-day average positive test rate in California also continues to rise, now at 5.8%. Gov The state’s 7-day average of new daily cases is 11,591. Hospitals across the state are seeing increasing hospital caseloads “that they’ve never seen before,” said state health chief Dr. Mark Ghaly.

2:14 p.m The federal government has allotted California $28 million initially for distribution of the coronavirus vaccines that are expected to win authorization, Gov with $10 million allocated so far for local government planning, and $6 million for local staffing. The state will need much more, he said, adding he is anxious to work with the incoming Biden administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on meeting the state’s needs in the next funding round.

2:09 p.m. ‘Mass vaccinations’ unlikely until mid-2021 Gov saying health care workers and people at skilled nursing facilities would most likely be the first in line. “Mass vaccinations unlikely to occur anytime soon,” the governor said, saying that phase of the distribution effort would most likely take place sometime between March and June 2021.

2:04 p.m California’s independent scientific review committee has “no concerns so far” on safety based on the first two phases of trials of coronavirus vaccines being developed by Pfizer and Moderna, Gov He said the state is eager to promptly review the Phase 3 data in which both companies reported high degrees of effectiveness in their trials. The state has no intention of slowing availability of the vaccines when they are approved by the federal government, he said, but wants “to just have another set of eyes on data.”

2:02 p.m Gov where he is quarantining after his family was exposed to the coronavirus. But he made it clear he is not battling COVID-19. “Forgive me, that’s tea that got in my throat just a minute ago - nothing more

14 heures Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade goes straight to video: The 94th edition of the annual Macy’s parade will occur on a shorter stretch of 34th Street in New York without an audience or media present, but will be televised as usual. “Since we aren’t marching down the streets of NYC this year, the only place to see all the performances, gigantic balloons & fabulous floats is from the comfort & safety of your home,” organizers said in a statement. The parade will air at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26 on NBC affiliate stations.

1:54 p.m. Pope blasts conspiracy spreaders: Pope Francis is blasting COVID-19 skeptics and media organizations that spread their conspiracies in a new book. In “Let Us Dream,” Francis also criticizes politicians who whip up rallies in ways reminiscent of the 1930s, and the hypocrisy of “rigid” conservative Catholics who support them. For Francis, the pandemic offers an unprecedented opportunity to imagine and plan for a more socially just post-coronavirus world. The book outlines his vision of a a world where the poor, the elderly and the weak aren’t left on the margins and the rich are not just consumed by profits.

1:38 p.m. Sugar Bowl opens Friday: Sugar Bowl, a popular ski option for Bay Area residents, opens for the winter season on Friday. The resort, at Donner Summit, is the latest in Lake Tahoe to open, following Heavenly and Northstar, with Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, due to open Wednesday. Most, including Sugar Bowl, are cancelling walk-up ticket sales this season, instead requiring day passes be bought online in advance. En savoir plus ici.

13 h 30 Markets have a good day: All four major stock indexes rose Monday amid optimism about coronavirus vaccines. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 1.1%, the S&P 500 0.6%, the Nasdaq 0.2% and the Russell 2000 1.8%.

When Gov instead of leaving as he later said he should have done due to coronavirus protocols, he enjoyed the company of influential figures with regular business before his administration. The event, first reported by the Chronicle, has highlighted the close ties and revolving door of government that make Sacramento turn, frustrating those who can’t be in the room where it happens. Read the story here.

1:09 p.m. Pliny the Younger breaks tradition: For the first time in a decade, there will not be crowds of thousands lining up in Santa Rosa in early February for a chance to taste Pliny the Younger, the triple IPA from Russian River Brewing Co. that is one of the world’s biggest cult favorites. That’s all been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. The beer itself will still be brewed, and included in a mixed case of Russian River beers available on the brewery’s website in either late January or early February. Read the story here.

12 h 55 Cop in Benicia infected: The Benicia Police Department announced Monday that a city police officer informed city officials on Sunday he had tested positive for the coronavirus. He begain experiencing symptoms 11 days earlier, but the police department determined he had “no direct exposure to the community,” based on CDC’s guidelines defining exposure as being 6 feet or closer to an infected person for 15 minutes. CDC has amended the guidance to say that the 15 minutes could be spread over a day, not necessarily in a consective block.

12:47 p.m. GM abandons Trump suit against California: General Motors abandoned President Trump’s battle to nullify California’s fuel economy rules meant to curb global warming, signalling corporate America is moving on and adapting to an incoming President-elect Joe Biden who has promised swift action to reduce climate-warming emissions in the auto sector. Research has found that coronavirus patients in air polluted areas are more likely to die from the infection

12:39 p.m. Guitar Center files for bankruptcy: The largest U.S. retailer of musical instruments and equipment filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Saturday, citing financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Guitar Center, which owns nearly 300 stores across the country, is negotiating with creditors to reduce debt by nearly $800 million The company said business operations will continue without any interruption.

12:36 p.m. Overburdened hospitals could stem improvements in survival rates: COVID-19 patients in hospitals are surviving at higher rates than early on in the pandemic. Data and experts suggest that is driven by a more refined understanding of the disease and how to treat it, and less strain on hospitals, as well as wider use of steroid treatment, and younger patients being hospitalized, Stat reports. But clinicians warn that this progress won’t withstand crushes of patients again overwhelming hospitals, as is now occurring in many states. An analysis for Stat by the nonprofit FAIR Health found that the mortality rate of select hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the U.S. dropped from 11.4% in March to below 5% in June, a threshold the rate has stayed below since.

12:13 p.m. Short shelf life imperils success of Pfizer vaccine.< frail seniors and others — could mean thousands of doses may go to waste once vials are taken out of cold storage and cracked open, Politico reports. Priority recipients would be scheduled to start receiving vaccine shots as soon as mid-December: If not enough people are ready for the shots within six hours or opening vials, the vaccine spoils. 11:59 a.m. California 3rd behind Texas, Illinois in hospitalizations: As California reached another post-summer high in the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized statewide, Texas and Illinois, with about 10 million and 6.4 million fewer residents, respectively, surpassed California’s total. California recorded 5,918 COVID-19 hospital patients on Sunday, to 8,174 in Texas and 6,072 in Illinois, according to the Covid Tracking Project.

11:48 a.m. S.F. mayor announces $3.1 million in nonprofit grants: Mayor London Breed on Monday announced that San Francisco will allocate $3.1 million in financial assistance for nonprofit organizations as they struggle in the pandemic-era financial downturn. The grant funding will help nonprofit organizations that serve low-income residents acquire space, relocate or renovate their facilities, and secure long-term leases or ownership, according to a statement from the mayor. The incentive is part of the city’s economic recovery program. Nonprofits support the most vulnerable, advance racial equity, and expand appreciation for the arts and culture during the pandemic, the mayor said. Noprofits employ one of every 14 workers in San Francisco, accounting for some 49,000 jobs, including 37% of all healthcare and social assistance workers.

11:40 a.m. Biden secretary of state choice will reverse Trump aversion to WHO: The first priority of President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for secretary of state, Tony Blinken, will be rejoining global agreements and institutions, the New York Times reports. That includes returning the U.S. to the Paris climate accord and remaining in the World Health Organization

11 a.m. CDC releases four guiding principles for vaccine distribution: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday outlined the four ethical principles that will guide decision-making on how vaccines, once approved, will be allocated. Compiled by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, they include: maximizing benefits and minimizing harms; promoting justice; mitigating health inequities; and promoting transparency. Recommendations also will be based on characteristics such as safety and efficacy, as well as storage and handling requirements.

10:30 a.m. Government warnings apply to White House, surgeon general says: U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams was asked Monday about the planned White House holiday parties that counter official administration guidance on indoor gatherings during the pandemic. Adams told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations “apply to the White House, they apply to the American people, they apply to everyone.” He said, “We want everyone to understand that these holiday celebrations can be super-spreader events,” and should be as small as possible and outside.

10:21 a.m. White House plans indoor holiday party: The White House plans to hold indoor holiday receptions despite ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks at the White House and in contradiction of guidance from the CDC and federal health experts who are pleading with Americans to refrain holiday gatherings to curb the virus spread 30 “holiday reception.” Her spokeswoman said the White House parties will take place in “the safest environment possible,” with masks required and available, and social distancing measures encouraged, ABC reported. The White House has repeatedly held events that do not enforce such measures.

10:15 a.m. Surgeon general says ‘I’m begging you’ to keep Thanksgiving small: U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Monday pleaded with Americans to keep Thanksgiving “small and smart,” with fewer than 10 people and outdoors as much as possible. Adams on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” said, “I want the American people to know that we are at a dire point in our fight with this virus by any measure: cases, positivity, hospitalizations, deaths. We’re seeing more Americans negatively impacted than ever before he said, “I’m begging you, hold on just a little bit longer,” and follow CDC guidelines for holiday gatherings.

10:07 a.m. Pandemic batters seafood industry: The U.S. seafood industry has seen a precipitous fall in imports and exports and a drop in catch of some species during the pandemic, according to a group of scientists who sought to quantify pandemic damage to America’s seafood business. Consumer demand for seafood at restaurants dropped by more than 70% during the early months of the pandemic, according to the scientists, who published their findings in the scientific journal Fish and Fisheries.

9:58 a.m. Nevada on 3-week pause: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a three-week “pause” beginning Tuesday, with further restrictions on businesses and mask mandates intensified. Sisolak, a Democrat, tweeted that the move is an effort to get the coronavirus under control: “I’m not issuing a shutdown order. My goal is to aggressively try to attack this spread, while maintaining some portion of our economy and our daily life.” He said private gatherings will be restricted to 10 people or fewer, from no more than two households, whether inside or outdoors.

9:46 a.m. Poll finds parents willing to risk family health for Thanksgiving: The Ad Council, a nonprofit advertising group, wil lead a planned $50 million marketing campaign to persuade skeptical Americans to immunize themselves against the coronavirus once vaccines are ready, the New York Times reports. The federal government, which has sent mixed messages about the deadly pandemic, is not involved in the private sector effort, which comes as polls increasing numbers of Americans are wary of getting the shot.

9:30 a.m. Pandemic spurs Chicago-area nursing home strike: Nearly 700 nursing home workers walked off the job Monday at 11 mostly Chicago-area Infinity Healthcare Management facilities, saying they won’t return without higher wages and safer working conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic that’s hit nursing homes hard.

9:24 a.m. Australian airline will require vaccination to fly: Qantas will require travelers on international flights to be vaccinated against the coronavirus once an inoculation is ready, CEO Alan Joyce said. "Whether you need that domestically, we’ll have to see what happens with COVID-19 in the market, but certainly for international visitors coming out and people leaving the country, we think that’s a necessity,” Joyce said in a Monday interview with the “A Current Affair.”

9:10 a.m. Santa Clara free testing: Santa Clara County is offering free coronavirus testing for people without COVID-19 symptoms at Central Park Library on Homestead Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mercredi. Appointments are available online. There are no insurance or immigration status requirements.

8:55 a.m. Italy, the early virus nation, now is more desensitized: During a week when somebody in Europe has died of COVID-19 every 17 seconds, according to the World Health Organization, Italy recorded the highest tolls on the continent: 731 people one day, 753 the next. But as it nears its first-wave levels, which froze the country in fear and put much of the world on alert, Italy now is becoming emblematic of another pandemic point: the dangers continue unabated but many are desensitized, fatigued and preoccupied with economic survival

8:29 a.m. Illinois sees more than 10,000 cases per day: Illinois public health officials reported more than 10,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday for the fourth consecutive day. The last time the daily count dipped below 10,000 was Wednesday when it was 8,922, the state says. The state reported another 76 additional deaths, for a total of 11,506 lives lost to the pandemic.

8:06 a.m. Two more Congress members infected: Two additional House members, Joe Courtney, D-Conn., and Bryan Steil, R-Wis., said Sunday that they tested positive for the coronavirus after experiencing mild symptoms. They are self-isolating.

8:01 a.m. Black Friday doorbusters, like everything else, are different: Instead of one-day doorbusters, retailers like Walmart and Lowe’s are rolling holiday deals, making it easier for shoppers to get the best sales online. Sales last longer and curbside pickup is expanded. So far, that early start to holiday sales seems to be giving retail sales a lift. In October, U.S. sales of general merchandise from apparel and beauty items to office supplies and toys grew 14% year over year, CNBC reports.

7:57 a.m. Stock indexes start holiday week with modest gains: The Dow rose 188 points, or 0.6%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively

7:53 a.m. Britain to end lockdown: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed on Monday that a nationwide lockdown in England will be lifted next week, but the easing will come with conditions. Johnson told Parliament that the country’s lockdown will end on Dec. 2, almost a month after a second lockdown was imposed. “For the first time since this wretched virus began, we can see a route out of the pandemic,” he said.

7:41 a.m. More than 1 million travelers at airports: More travelers were screened at airport security checkpoints on Sunday than on any day since the pandemic took hold in March, despite strong warnings by Dr. Anthony Fauci and other health experts against risking coronavirus spread at a precarious time when it is surging nationwide. The TSA screened just over 1 million people Sunday, according to federal data Monday. That’s down by about half from 2019, but more than double most any given day in the spring.

7:13 a.m. AstraZeneca vaccine shown to be 70% effective: Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday that its coronavirus vaccine was 70% effective in trials, and up to 90% when the dosing was changed. The vaccine is the third to now show late-stage high effectiveness against the virus. Unlike the ones from Moderna and Pfizer, AstraZeneca’s, developed by Oxford University, does not require extreme cold-temperature storage.

7:01 a.m. China tests millions after cases flare up in 3 cities: Chinese officials are testing millions of people and imposing lockdowns after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in Tianjin, Shanghai and Manzhouli

6:54 a.m. S.F. study could bring U.S. closer to coronavirus tests that report results in minutes: A small study by San Francisco researchers could bring the U.S. a step closer to having reliable, fast coronavirus diagnostic tests that generate results in minutes, instead of hours or days. The study found that a new, rapid antigen test performed almost as well as state-of-the-art tests at detecting positives among people who had high levels of the virus and were thus likely infectious. And the results come back to users much quicker, which could improve the coronavirus testing landscape. Read the full story from The Chronicle’s Catherine Ho here.

Updates from Sunday, Nov. 22:

11:06 p.m family in quarantine after virus exposure: Gov The Chronicle’s Kate Galbraith has the story.

8:03 p.m. San Francisco expected to join purple tier this week: San Francisco on Sunday again avoided being banished to the state’s most restrictive purple tier, even as as coronavirus cases surged. But it’s still likely to happen this week Read the story from The Chronicle’s J.K. Dineen.

19 h 30 Sale of Bank of America building, part-owned by Trump, on hold due partly to pandemic: The building, at 555 California St. in San Francisco, may be put on sale again after the vaccine arrives. The Chronicle’s J.K. Dineen has the story.

6:56 p.m. No doggies in the window as Christmas tradition goes virtual at Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco: No puppies will climb over each other in the windows at Macy’s in San Francisco this season, and there will be no kittens rolling around. Instead, when the SPCA’s annual Holiday Windows exhibit opens Tuesday The Chronicle’s Sam Whiting has the story.

17 h 45 At SFO, travelers take coronavirus risk in stride during Thanksgiving rush: While some people are canceling their flights as virus warnings grow increasingly dire, others are determined to see loved ones. The Chronicle’s Tatiana Sanchez has the story.

5:03 p.m. G20 leaders vow unified front in virus battle: In closing remarks, leaders of 20 major economies attending a virtual two-day summit pledged in a joint statement “to spare no effort to protect lives, provide support with a special focus on the most vulnerable, and put our economies back on the path to restoring growth, and protecting and creating jobs for all.” They vowed to make a vaccine accessible and affordable to all. President Trump did not attend the closing remarks for the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia.

4:51 p.m. NYC trucks hold bodies of those who died in spring: Hundreds of bodies are still stored in freezer trucks at a disaster morgue set up during New York City’s coronavirus surge in the spring. Many of the 650 bodies at the disaster morgue on the Brooklyn waterfront are of people whose families can’t be located or can’t afford a burial, officials told the Wall Street Journal. Normally, the deceased would be buried within a few weeks in a gravesite for the indigent on Hart Island. But as deaths surged in April, with as many as 800 in one day, the city pledged that mass burials in temporary graves wouldn’t be done. The coroner has had trouble finding relatives of about 230 deceased people, officials said.

4:44 p.m. Georgia Sen. Loeffler’s test negative after a positive: The latest coronavirus test of Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., came back negative Her campaign said she will continue to quarantine at least until another negative result. She faces a crucial Jan. 5 runoff in the state’s twin Senate races, as does fellow Republican Sen. David Perdue. Loeffler and Perdue campaigned with Vice President Mike Pence a day before Loeffler tested positive on Friday.

4:34 p.m. Pfizer sets rollout date for vaccine: Pharmaceutical company Pfizer set Dec. 12 as a tentative date to begin distribution of its coronavirus vaccine Pfizer officials will meet with the Food and Drug Administration on Dec. 10 to seek emergency authorization and hope to start distributing the vaccine two days later.

4:24 p.m. Coronavirus cases reach record levels in Oregon: New coronavirus cases hit a record high for the third straight day in Oregon on Saturday with 1,517 registered, bringing the state total to 65,170. The state reported one additional death Sunday, a 65-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 15 and died the same day. With the state’s death toll at 820, officials urged residents to cancel indoor Thanksgiving plans and those that involve large groups.

16 h 13 Los Angeles shuts down restaurant dining: The largest metro area in California joined almost all of the rest of the state by adding coronavirus restrictions, including at least a three-week prohibition on dining at restaurants. Los Angeles will halt in-person dining at 10 p.m. Wednesday after the five-day average of new coronavirus cases topped 4,000. Restaurants and bars can open only if they offer takeout, drive-through or delivery.

1:37 p.m. California hospitalizations top 5,000 for the first time since mid-August: The number of cases statewide has spiked to its highest levels since the start of the pandemic calling it a “significant outbreak.” Before the Thanksgiving holiday that has officials concerned about gatherings, California reported more than 15,000 cases Saturday, by far the highest level since the pandemic began in March.

10:29 a.m. Record highs for virus cases in Japan: The daily tally of reported coronavirus cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day in a row, with 2,508 people confirmed infected, the health ministry said Sunday. Japan has had fewer than 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far, avoiding the toll of harder hit nations. But fears are growing about another surge A flurry of criticism has erupted, from opposition legislators and the public, slamming the government as having acted too slowly in halting its “GoTo” campaign, which encouraged travel and dining out with discounts.

10:25 a.m < Biden made the statement in response to a reporter’s shouted question as he walked out of church Saturday evening in Delaware. Specifically, Biden was asked whether all Americans should be able to attend religious services during the pandemic. He responded, “Yes, safely.” He did not answer a follow-up question about whether indoor services should be allowed. Some in-person church services across America have been closed as state leaders grapple with social distancing safeguards as the pandemic surges. 10:22 a.m. National Guard called in to help at El Paso morgues: The Texas National Guard sent a 36-member team to El Paso to assist overwhelmed morgues in the border region with the number of dead from COVID-19. The pandemic is blamed for 853 deaths in El Paso County, including more than 300 this month. Texas on Saturday reported a one-day high of 12,597 new cases with nearly 20,500 dead since the pandemic began. Only New York has recorded more deaths in the U.S.

10:05 a.m. Fauci warns about Thanksgiving airport crowding: The nation’s top infectious diseases expert said he’s worried that crowding at U.S. airports from Thanksgiving travel could lead to a perilous situation as COVID-19 cases surge. Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the “people at airports” despite federal guidance to avoid travel “are going to get us into even more trouble than we’re in right now.” He noted that new COVID-19 cases from Thanksgiving won’t become evident till weeks later, making it “very difficult” as the virus spirals out of control heading into colder weather and the December holiday season.

9:58 a.m. Bay Area sees racial shift in coronavirus: For the first time since the pandemic hit in full force while cases among white residents are increasing in parts of the Bay Area

Updates from Saturday:

10:58 p.m. Curfew now in effect for six Bay Area counties: Bars closed by 10 p.m Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa and Sonoma counties. The Chronicle’s Lauren Hernández reports on last call in San Jose.

8:34 p.m. Georgia senator Kelly Loeffler tests positive, awaits more results: Loeffler got a positive PCR test but then another came back inconclusive adding that “Loeffler was maskless with Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. David Perdue during campaign events most of the day Friday.” Loeffler and Perdue both face run-off elections in Georgia.

7:32 p.m. San Francisco was flattening the curve. What happened ? Was it Halloween ? Indoor dining ? San Franciscans are not behaving as well as they should, writes Chronicle columnist Heather Knight.

6:07 p.m. San Mateo County reports highest number of new daily cases since pandemic’s start: The number of new cases reported Saturday, 215, eclipses the county’s previous high of 208 on Aug. 10, according to data from The Chronicle’s coronavirus tracker.

17h30. Curfew approaches in six Bay Area counties: At 10 p.m. tonight, a coronavirus curfew takes effect in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties. San Francisco could get a curfew as soon as Tuesday. Read The Chronicle’s Q&A on who’s affected and what it means.

5:23 p.m. Antibody treatment used by President Trump given emergency F..D.A. authorization: The monoclonal antibody treatment, made by the pharmaceutical firm Regeneron, can now be offered to patients diagnosed with coronavirus and at significant risk of disease after the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency authorization on Saturday. President Trump was briefly hospitalized with COVID-19 this fall but recovered rapidly after receiving the Regeneron therapy, among other treatments. The New York Times has the story.

5:11 p.m. Golden Gate Park areas to be free to low-income families: As people look for more outdoor space during the pandemic, San Francisco has waived admission fees for the Botanical Garden, the Conservatory of Flowers and the Japanese Tea Garden for visitors enrolled in one of several public assistance programs, including CalFresh, SNAP and Medi-Cal. The Chronicle’s Jason Fagone has the story.

4:19 p.m. San Franciscans unwisely tossed their masks away on this day in 1918: A whistle blew, church bells rang, and citizens who had battled the Spanish influenza tore off their mandatory masks and threw them into the streets on Nov. 21, 1918. “After four weeks of muzzled misery, San Francisco unmasked at noon yesterday and ventured to draw its breath,” The Chronicle reported the next day. “Despite the published prayers of the Health Department for conservation of gauze, the sidewalks and runnels were strewn with the relics of a torturous month.” It wasn’t a wise move, as the The Chronicle’s Peter Hartlaub writes in this strangely relevant tale from the archives.

3:57 p.m. California hospitalizations continue to climb alarmingly: The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state has more than doubled in less than a month. Some 4,989 people were hospitalized with the disease on Friday, the highest number since mid-August and a dramatic rise from 3,531 from just a week earlier.

3:26 p.m. How to be a responsible Bay Area shopper: This holiday season promises to be unlike any other. The Chronicle’s Shwanika Narayan offers tips on how to stay safe while shopping, and also help stores navigating an unprecedented economic crisis.

2:08 p.m. College football game canceled hours before kickoff: Saturday’s game between No. 4 Clemson and Florida state was called off just hours before the start after doctors from both schools couldn’t agree that it was safe to play in Tallahassee, Fla. While there have been 81 college games postponed this year, including the Stanford-Washington State contest Saturday, the Clemson game is believed to be the first one canceled on game day.

11:58 a.m. Nevada faces dilemma as cases rise and economy tanks: As the number of coronavirus cases soar, Nevada is facing a hard choice of tightening restrictions while still staying open for the high-rolling tourists who are the state’s economic lifeblood. The state set a new record with 2,416 confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, with 80% of the state’s hospital beds filled Gov. Steve Sisolak said he is on the verge of ordering new restrictions, but still wants to welcome out-of-state visitors.

10:06 a.m. Mask mandates worked in Kansas: Kansas counties that required people to wear masks in public had far fewer new cases of COVID-19 than counties without the mandate, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 24 counties that complied with Gov. Laura Kelly’s July 2 mask requirement saw a net 6% decrease in cases, compared to a 100% net increase in the 81 counties that opted out of the governor’s mandate.

9:16 a.m. More than 200 coronavirus cases reported at Golden Gate Fields: More than 200 people living or working at Golden Gate Fields race track in Albany have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a joint statement from the race track and Berkeley’s health department. Live racing was suspended Nov. 13 after 24 cases were reported. Those testing positive for the virus have been isolated away from the track, the statement said. Live racing will not resume until at least early December. Read the story here.

Updates from Friday, Nov. 20:

10:55 p.m reports say: Skyrocketing coronavirus cases are putting heavy demand on Bay Area hospitals and some counties fear they could exceed capacity in the next two to three weeks. Read the whole story here.

4:15 p.m. Biden and leading Democrats push for coronavirus relief bill: President-elect Joe Biden, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a joint statement on Friday that Congress should pass coronavirus economic aid package in its current session “That package should include resources to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, relief for working families and small businesses, support for state and local governments trying to keep frontline workers on the payroll, expanded unemployment insurance and affordable health care for millions of families,” the statement released by Biden’s office said.

4:10 p.m. WHO recommends against the use of remdesivir in COVID-19 patients: The World Health Organization issued a conditional recommendation against the use of Gilead’s remdesivir in hospitalized patients, regardless of disease severity. “There is currently no evidence that remdesivir improves survival and other outcomes in these patients,” said the agency’s recommendation, which was released on Friday. This recommendation was developed by an international group, which includes 28 clinical care experts, four patient-partners and one ethicist.

3:19 p.m. Donald Trump Jr. tests positive: Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus He has been isolating and has exhibited no symptoms.

2:54 p.m. Toronto goes on lockdown on Monday: Canada’s largest city and its surrounding areas will go into lockdown mode starting Monday to slow down a sharp rise in coronavirus cases that are threatening to strain the country’s the health-care system. The province of Ontario reported 1,418 new cases on Friday, including 393 in Toronto. “We have flattened the epidemic curve before and I am confident we can do it again,” Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams said. The Public Health Agency of Canada projects the country will register 20,000 daily COVID-19 cases by mid-December if mitigation efforts are not imposed.

14 h 50 Stanford’s game vs. Washington State canceled: Stanford’s home football game against Washington State on Saturday night has canceled, marking the third straight week that the Cardinal have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The game was scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. and probably would have ended around 11 p.m. It’s still unclear if the game was canceled because of the new curfew in Santa Clara County that disallows non-essential workers from being out between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Read the latest from The Chronicle here.

1:35 p.m. Santa has COVID-19 immunity, Fauci says: Public health leaders may be urging people to avoid inviting guests into their home over the holidays, but one visitor gets a free pass from the nation’s top infectious disease expert. “Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview with USA Today on Friday. “Santa is not going to be spreading any infections to anybody.”

1:22 p.m. Santa Clara County could exceed hospital capacity in two weeks: Dr. Sara Cody, the health officer for Santa Clara County and the county is on track to exceed its hospital capacity in two weeks or less. She also said the county reported 407 cases on Friday, the most on any one day so far. “Cancel your holiday plans,” Cody said. “The choices each of us make in the next two weeks may mean the difference between enough hospital capacity to care for all of us and not enough.”

1:19 p.m. Stocks stumble a bit: The three major indexes all fell a bit while the small-cap Russell 2000 rose slightly Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 0.8%, the S&P 500 0.7% and the Nasdaq 0.4%. The Russell went up 0.1%.

12:46 p.m. Bay Area aims to cap car commutes even after pandemic: In a bid to slash greenhouse gas emissions, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is considering allowing only 40% of many companies’ workforces to commute by car. It would be one of the strictest requirements in the nation, but it’s nonetheless a watered-down version of the agency’s original proposal. The Chronicle’s Roland Li has the story.

12:40 p.m. Kaiser expands Pfizer coronavirus vaccine trial to include younger teens, adolescents: Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara and Sacramento counties, which has been enrolling adults in clinical trials for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, is expanding enrollment to include people between the ages of 12 and 15. Kaiser recently began enrolling 16 and 17-year-olds as well. Kaiser is one of dozens of sites for the global clinical trial, which has enrolled tens of thousands of people.

12:23 p.m. SF hospitals could become overwhelmed by December: Based on the city’s projections, Dr. Grant Colfax said on Friday, “We could conceivably have hundreds of people in the hospital by late December, early January.” He urged city residents to engage in mitigation efforts to slow the spread of the virus warning that the surge of cases could cause San Francisco’s health care system to struggle much like the rest of the country. “It is entirely plausible that unless we slow the spread of the virus we could be there,” Colfax said.

12:22 p.m. "Do not gather for the holidays,’ warns top SF health official: < Dr. Grant Colfax urged residents not to travel or gather with people outside of their households for Thanksgiving or the upcoming holiday season. Citing a sharp spike in new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the city, he said, “We are in the middle of the worst surge we have seen during this pandemic.” Colfax asked that people do not let their holiday activities become super-spreader events. “The best gift we can give this season is the gift of good health,” he said. 12 h 20 San Francisco could join California curfew by next week: San Francisco likely will land in the state’s most restrictive purple tier early next week, placing the city under California’s new curfew order and forcing almost all indoor activities to shut down as coronavirus cases continue to spike, public health officials said Friday. The retreat to the purple tier could come as early as Sunday. Indoor operations such as museums, movie theaters, gyms and places of worship would have to stop within 24 hours of the city being placed in the new tier. The curfew, which will require nonessential work and gatherings to stop between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., would go into effect two days after the move to purple. Read the whole story here.

12:05 p.m. S.F. on track for purple tier, experienced 75% increase in new cases in a month: Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax said San Francisco will most likely move into the purple, most restrictive tier of the state’s plan to reopen the economy as soon as Sunday 12 (217) to Nov.16 (768).

11:52 a.m. Rachel Maddow says partner is seriously ill with COVID-19: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow said Thursday that Susan Mikula, her partner of 21 years, tested positive for the coronavirus almost two weeks ago and was seriously ill. “This thing is scary as hell,” she said on her Thursday night broadcast. “Whatever you’ve been willing to do to risk getting it, just don’t.” Maddow warned viewers not to gather for Thanksgiving, saying it was not worth it. Mikula, 62, is expected to recover.

11:46 a.m. California requires companies to test workers exposed to coronavirus: Companies will be required to notify workers in California of exposure to coworkers with the virus and to pay for testing when cases crop up, as part of a broad new rule the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted Thursday. The Chronicle’s Chase DiFeliciantonio has the story.

11:14 a.m. California unemployment rate drops to single digits: The state’s unemployment rate dipped to 9.3% last month, the first time since March it has gone below 10%. Job gains could be temporary though as increased coronavirus restrictions are implemented statewide.

10:18 a.m. White House official Andrew Giuliani, Rudy’s son, has the coronavirus: The son of Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, announced on Twitter on Friday that he tested positive for the coronavirus. “This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing,” said Giuliani Rudy Giuliani, contesting the 2020 election results with baseless accusations of voter fraud.

9:54 a.m. Rick Scott becomes latest Congress member to test positive: Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19, and is quarantining at home in Naples. “After several negative tests, I learned I was positive this morning,” he said in a statement. “I am feeling good and experiencing very mild symptoms.” Since Nov. 12, eight members of Congress have tested positive for the virus.

7:34 a.m Is there real science behind COVID curfews ?: Gov But experts are mixed on whether such measures have any tangible effect. Read the latest from The Chronicle’s Annie Vainshtein here.

7:03 a.m. Quiet opening for stock market: The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were essentially level in early trading. Fear of the worsening pandemic is balanced by rising hopes that a vaccine is coming soon.

7:01 a.m. Pfizer to seek regulatory clearance for vaccine Friday: Pfizer and BioNTech said they’ll apply for an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration Friday for the coronavirus vaccine they’re developing. If approved, it would allow the companies to roll out limited batches of the vaccine to select groups, like health care workers and people at the highest risk of severe illness and death.