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>> WHERE THE NEWS COMES FIRST. THIS IS KCRA 3 NEWS AT 6:00. TONI: GOOD MORNING. I’M TONI VALLIERE. TE I AM TEO TORRES. DEIRDRE HAS THE DAY OFF. TY IS WORKING FROM HOME. WE START WITH THIS MORNING’S CORONAVIRUS HEADLINES. TONI: LAWMAKERS CONTINUE NEGOTIATING A NEW CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PACKAGE. IT COMES AS FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT AID EXPIRES TODAY. TEO: DOCTOR ANTHONY FAUCI RETURNS TO CAPITOL HILL TODAY. HE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT HEAL EXPERTS WILL TESTIFY BEFORE A SPECIAL HOUSE PANE INVESTIGATING THE PANDEMIC. VIETNAM IS REPORTING ITS FIRST COVID RELATED DEATH AFTER NOT HAVING ANY CASES FOR 99 CONSECUTIVE DAYS. TONI: TY STEELE JOINS US FROM HOME WITH IS WITH A LOOK AT THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS IN CALIFORNIA TY: THE STATE IS CLOSING IN ON HALF A MILLION CASES. IT IS EXPECTED TO HIT THAT NUMBER BY TOMORROW. THE STATE IS CLOSING IN ON HALF A MILLION CASE THIS IS ACCORDING TO JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY. MORE THAN NEW CASES WERE 8000 RECORDED IN THE LAST 24 HOURS. THE STATE NOW HAS NEARLY 493,000 CASES. THE DEATHS OF 118 CALIFORNIANS WERE REPORTED IN THE LAST DAY. JUST OVER PEOPLE IN THE STATE 9000 HAVE DIED OF VIRUS-RELATED COMPLICATIONS SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGA LET’S LOOK AT THE TREND COVID-RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS OVER THE PAST MONTH. HOSPITALIZATIONS FELL NEARLY 3% ON WEDNESDAY. THE STATE

Several dozen virus cases occurred on USC’s fraternity row

A coronavirus outbreak occurred this summer on a street near the University of Southern California where many fraternities are located, the Los Angeles Times reported.The university detected about 40 cases of people living on 28th Street who tested positive for COVID-19, said Dr. Sarah Van Orman, USC’s chief student health officer.Van Orman said a significant number were associated with four fraternity houses but it wasn’t clear that the infections involved fraternity members, who often lease out rooms during summer, the Times reported Thursday.The outbreak is now mostly over, with no new cases for the last week or so, Van Orman said.Overall, about 150 USC students and employees have tested positive for the virus. The university’s plans for the 2020-2021 academic year call for most students to learn online, but some will be on campus, with measures such as strict physical distancing in place. Housing will be limited to one student per bedroom in USC residence halls, suites, and apartments. Some rooms will remain vacant so that space will be available for students to quarantine if a surge of infections occurs during the semester.On Aug. 3, USC will have an external company begin a program of testing campus populations to identify, isolate, contact trace and contain new infections.

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A coronavirus outbreak occurred this summer on a street near the University of Southern California where many fraternities are located, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The university detected about 40 cases of people living on 28th Street who tested positive for COVID-19, said Dr. Sarah Van Orman, USC’s chief student health officer.

Van Orman said a significant number were associated with four fraternity houses but it wasn’t clear that the infections involved fraternity members, who often lease out rooms during summer, the Times reported Thursday.

The outbreak is now mostly over, with no new cases for the last week or so, Van Orman said.

Overall, about 150 USC students and employees have tested positive for the virus.

The university’s plans for the 2020-2021 academic year call for most students to learn online, but some will be on campus, with measures such as strict physical distancing in place.

Housing will be limited to one student per bedroom in USC residence halls, suites, and apartments. Some rooms will remain vacant so that space will be available for students to quarantine if a surge of infections occurs during the semester.

On Aug. 3, USC will have an external company begin a program of testing campus populations to identify, isolate, contact trace and contain new infections.

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