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physicians, nurses, ancillary staff. we sort of are seeing it across the board. >> tonight two bay area hospitals are seeing i ama daetz. we have team coverage tonight from two members of our vaccine team. let's begin with abc7 news reporter kate larsen who found out how hundreds of san francisco hospital employees are getting infected with covid. porter: two major san francisco hospitalled, zuckerberg san francisco general and ucsf, are reporting who than 230 staff members infected with covid, most of them breakthrough cases. >> more staff are getting covid than we saw before and it's mostly vaccinated staff and that's just because of the easing every restrictions. >> reporter: the chief medical officer of san francisco general hospital says in july more than 50 staff members tested positive for covid, 75 to 80% of them fully vaccinated. none of them have been hospitalized. this is out of 7,005 7,500
total hospital staff. it's a small portion, but how they got covid is important. >> i think 99% of those cases, almost 100% we have been able to track back to community spread. we have so far not detected patient to staff or staff to patient infections right now. >> reporter: a source tells me three of the san francisco general cases were emergency department staff who gathered at an event together outside of work. this month 183 ucsf employees tested positive for covid out of 35,000 people. 84% were fully vaccinated. two vaccinated people were hospitalized. dr. josh adler is uc sf's chief clinical officer. >> we were expecting and planning for breakthroughs. that said the rate of breakthroughs is a little higher than we originally predicted. >> reporter: but the prediction were based on data from the original variant, not the delta which is twice as infectious, but if there is no
vaccine available, ucsf expects it would have four times as many covid cases right now. sfgh and ucsf caught these cases through screenings. more employees rertmild coldlik ucsf expects to enforce a covid vaccine mandate starting september 1st. kate larsen, abc7 news. >> abc7 news reporter and vaccine team member luz pena continues our team coverage and spoke with one bay area physician that's seeing a spike in office visits by parents concerned about covid. >> reporter: as the delta variant intensifies across the country, at golden gate pediatrics dr. lisa dana and her staff are working overtime. >> we are seeing many more children when are concerned. they feel like they might have been expose, so they want to get tested or they have storms. >> reporter: on a daily basis she says about 150 children are coming into her practice, about 25% of them for covid-related reasons. >> we did send out many swabs
to get tested by pcr and that takes 24 hours to get results for us. so we are seeing a few rapid covid positives. >> reporter: we're also seeing this in the southeast portion of the country. this children's hospital near capacity. >> we're seeing children as young as a few days that have covid up to teenagers. >> reporter: according to the cdc in the last year at least 340 children ages 17 and younger have died from covid- 19. the latest data shows severe disease remains low among children. >> yeah, like i'm scared that i might get it, but i'm scared that like my family's going to get it, too. >> reporter: dr. dana urging parents to take safety precautions. >> the most important thing is if they're over 2, they should be wearing a mask. i think that's really important. i can't stress that enough. >> reporter: for 14-year-old amelia stokes and her brother justin getting vaccinated is personal. >> i'm just worried about like his safety, but i'm really glad that i have the d
that i'm keeping people safe and, you know, i'm keeping myself safe. i just wish he could get vaccinated soon. >> reporter: their dad died from april in april last year. their mom is hoping 10-year-old justin can get vaccinated soon as the pfizer trials for those 5 and 11 years old continue. in san francisco luz pena, abc7 news. well, a new indoor mask mandate for san francisco and much of the bay area is all but certain tonight. the city is seeing a fourth surge of covid-19 cases largely due to the delta variant health officials say. an announcement will likely come next week. >> we are definitely close to a mandate of wearing masks and i know people are tired of being told what to do, but the fact is this is where we are. >> this surge is going faster than even the surge we saw in the fall or winter. >> dr. colfax says we're here
again because not enough people have gotten the vaccine and yet the city's health department says 77% of san francisco citizens over age 12 are fully vaccinated. in contra costa jails health officials report 96 inmates and staff members have tested positive across three facilities. martinez detention facility, marsh creek detention facility and west county detention facility. no one has required hospitalization. officials say as of this week, facility staff have to be vaccinated or undergoesting. all inmates have been offered vaccines. california reported more than 10,000 new covid-19 cases today. other states are seeing cases climb among new information about the delta variant's transmissibility. >> the delta variant is covid on steroids. >> new data released from the cdc has local and national officials sounding the alarm. the data shows the delta
variant is twice as infectious as previously thought. the cdc says an outbreak in provincetown, massachusetts, helped lead to the new recommendation that even fully vaccinated people should wear masks indoors in areas hit hard by covid. >> putting a mask back on or getting a shot in the arm, it's nothing. it's not a lot to ask. >> reporter: florida is becoming the epicenter of the outbreak nationwide with cases jumping 50% this week. people vaccinated and not are lining up to get tested. >> i'm getting tested today because i think i have it, yeah. >> reporter: why not just go get the vaccine in the other line there? >> i don't know. i'm scared to get it. i want to wait a little bit longer. >> reporter: in response to the delta variant surges the fda is shifting around some of its resources so that it can give pfizer vaccine full approval. currently it has emergency authorization. locally neighborhood activists are pitching in to help combat vaccine hesitancy. >> one specific person said roberto, i know people that got the vaccine that got covid after they got the vaccine. so how do you explain that to
me and i said simple. >> and there's this. the fda today also announced it is expanding emergency authorization for the antibody drug cocktail from regeneron that can now be used as a preventive covid vaccine for some people. bottlerock is requiring vaccinations or negative covid tests when it kicks off in september. masks are recommended but are not required. starting today visitors to disneyland must wear masks whenever they're indoors which does include some enclosed rides. the walt disney company is joining the growing number of other american companies requiring a covid-19 vaccination for nonunion employees working on site. today disney sent a message to employees nonunion based in the u.s. they must soon be fully
vaccinated to come into the workplace. both vaccinated and unvaccinated workers who ar ave 60 days to provide verification of vaccination. this decision was based on the recommendations of scientists, health officials and medical professionals that vaccinations provide the best attention against covid-19. disney is the parent company of abc7. surging cases, new masking recommendations and vaccine mandates, these changes can certainly feel overwhelming, especially when it felt just a few weeks ago that we were finally coming out of the pandemic. abc7 news reporter amanda del castillo spoke with a psychologist about managing pandemic stress. >> no. not again, please. >> reporter: the overwhelming friday night, people now having to navigate the fourth surge of covid-19 fueled by the more transmissible, more inct ri hosayi as difficult as the last 18 montar
prepared. >> we did the quarantine and we wore our masks and we did everything we could to stay away from people six feet apart while we're out and about. we did all these things and if you survived it and your loved ones survived it, then you know you've got what it takes to make this work. >> reporter: but we also know the toll the pandemic has taken. the deaths, divisiveness, the damage, the mental exhaustion, impacts to local community and, of course, so much more. >> it just hurt so many people and it was so sad to see so many other business owners that i know have to close and what it did to their families. it's really sad. >> reporter: today we're watching cases climb and witnessing the return of mask recommendations or mandates. >> i think we're trying to stay hopeful as much as possible and celebrate the good times. there's always that worry in the back of our minds, but it's friday night. so we're trying to have a good time. >> reporter: san jose resident ashley sanchez and seattle resident megan potter are long
distance friends finally reconnecting. they, like many we spoke with, putting on a brave face even as things appear to be going backwards. but if your pandemic anxiety has returned, psychologist dr. thomas plant said take a deep breath. trust in the health experts. he says understand masking is not such a heavy lift when it means keeping people safe and healthy and lastly, he says remember we are still in a pandemic. >> of course, it's frustrating. of course, it's upsetting, disconcerting. we are so done with this virus, but the virus isn't done with us. >> reporter: in san jose, i'm amanda del castillo, abc7 news. >> if you have questions about coronavirus vaccines, you can ask the abc7 news vaccine team. just go to www.abc7news.com/vaccine. stopping dangerous driving like this in the middle of the day, the warning tonight from oakland police. > and the federal eviction
moratorium expires tomorrow, but there's some good news for californians. definitely first world problems, probably upper first world. >> and a couple cashes in, the six figure payday for some san francisco tenants. i'm meteorologist drew tuma. we're tracking cooler weather heading into the weekend. we'll have the numbers in the accuweather forecast ahead. that thanks, drew. all that's ahead. but first here's a look at what's coming up tonight on jimmy kimmel live with guest host phoebe robinson. >> thanks, dan. get excited! >> dribble three balls while balancing on a foam roller while spelling portmanteau.
new video from the east bay shows a driver wildly swerving down the streets of oakland. inveigators inhe th weenoakland they had just spt off fr a large group. they eventually stopped and the car was taken to be impounded. >> thankfully no one was hurt. >> yeah. new developments, the official search for a missing berkeley man will resume this e weekend. phillip creychek in an last week investigators said they turned up no promising
clues. the federal moratorium eviction expires tomorrow. here the moratorium will remain in place until september 30th. the state has set up a massive $5.2 billion fund to help both tenants and landlords with unpaid or even future rent. california's largest fire is growing at an alarming rate. the dixie fire is now at 376 square miles burning through forests in butte and plumas counties. thousands of people remain evacuated from their homes. tonight cal fire updated the number of structures destroyed to 65. more than 6,000 firefighters are battling the flames. it's just 24% contained. president biden says more resources are needed to tackle the western wildfires. he held a roundtable this morning with the governors of seven western states including governor newsom. governor newsom said it's already a a
strain on the state's firefighting effort. president biden agreed acknowledging what's happening on the fire lines. >> despite the incredible bravery and heroism of our firefighters, our resources are already being stretched to 60 wildfires out of control nationwide. this season more than 3.4 million acres have already burned. an oakland street was named in honor of the late dorothy king today. >> this is a beautiful and a blessed day for a beautiful and blessed woman we will always remember as a queen of oakland, dorothy king. >> the new vote sign was unveiled in front of king's famous restaurant everett and jones barbecue at second and broadway. king served celebrities, politicians and the homeless who she never turned away for lack of money, just an icon in oakland and i can personally attest good barbecue, great barbecue. >> good to know.
let's turn to the weather. i don't know if either of you caught the moon last night, but it was crazy cool. i don't know if night,thgh >> it was ning, drew. >>tt biof it before the fog rolls in. you'll find a pretty deep marine layer tonight to help bring in cooler weather to start out the weekend tomorrow. we'll show you this picture, a live look from the exploritorium. the fog is descending as we speak and will thicken the next couple hours. great news in terms of our air quality tomorrow. our pm 2.5 levels no matter where you are in the bay tomorrow, we have good air quality the next 24, even 48 hours. temperatures now are down to 58 in the city, 64 currently in san jose. we're at 60 in oakland, 54 in santa rosa, lileer innd71 concor cle.he'slippler satellite. pressure sittingcay ov the center of the country. that was the heat the a of low
bringing back the fog tonight and cooler weather for us tomorrow afternoon. overnight tonight that marine layer is growing as we speak, likely some coastal drizzle, too, early first thing in the morning. mid- to upper 50s closer to the bay shoreline, inland in the upper 50s to mid-60s first thing tomorrow morning. hour by hour, future weather showing you cloud cover stretching over the city into parts of the east bay, fog in much of the north bay, even in parts of the south bay dealing with early morning clouds. the afternoon very julylike for the last day of july. that cloud cover pulls back to the coast for afternoon sunshine, but we're watching in the sierra some thunderstorms start to pop up in the lightning near lake tahoe. we'll keep on that torr afternoon. back at home highs in our microclimate in the south bay 82 for san jose, 80 in
sunnyvale, 77 palo alto, 64 for pacifica. downtown tomorrow afternoon sunshine, 63, warmer in south san francisco coming in at 70. hot in the north bay in parts at 92 in cloverdale, but nicer in petaluma, 80, 74 vallejo. the east bay 70 oakland, 80 union city, 79 fremont and inland we're feeling comfortable compared to the past couple days, 86 walnut creek, 91 in livermore. here's the accuweather seven- day forecast, morning clouds, afternoon sunshine. august begins on sunday, starting with average temperatures. we'll bump up those numbers monday and tuesday and back down wednesday with wednesday the coolest day we have, but thursday and friday -- how you doing, larry beil? loving the forecast. live tv, larry. >> do it again. >> come on back. >> show us something, larry. >> go on. say hi. >> coming out of his sports
was $25,000 per month, e'stl geg ed out,e dollar ad geing kicked out of your home, doesn't matter what you pay. >> the landlord said he did not intend to drive the renter away. some tenants filed a lawsuit. larry is deliberately in front of the camera now. >> the right one? >> i love what you guys have done here, wow, a lot of lights. joints and astros battle to the top two teams in baseball. this is what happens when they play a four-hour game awaiting the arrival
sports on abc7 is sponsored by your local toyota dealers. >> good evening. baseball's trade deadline a frenzy ten all stars dealt the giants waiting the last two minutes to land all-star kris bryant from the cubs who they'll plug in as a cleanup hitter. they're already making bryant jerseys at the team store at the giants ballpark. kevin gausman struggled early tonight. in the fifth jose altuve tomahawks a home run and then in the sixth high deep and aloha means grand jackson, 7-2 astros. giants fight back, bottom seven left, 7-5, the crowd getting into it sensing the comeback. tying run at the plate in the ninth, but donovan solano flies out and that is your ballgame as the giants fall in the series opener, 9-6. a's and angels, any trades,
any trades? refresh, refresh. how about some defense? first inning ramon laureano sliding grab to rob phil gosselin. replay, please, thank you. all this in support of chris bassitt who went seven scoreless, struck out seven. not a ton of offense in this game, but here matt chapman cleared for takeoff, solo bomb and the a's win, 2-0. the warriors introduced new draft picks, moses moody and jonathan cominga, their combined age of 37, only four years older than steph curry. moody probably more ready to make an impact next year. cominga has the bigger upside. class in session, nba 101 starts right now. >> to get two guys like this hopefully that can play as long as steph and klay did totrue fo us and them. >> we're young guys, so i'm definitely going to try to
develop and see how i can fit and help the team do what they want to do, but early on in my career at'swhat it's about, finding my spot. finally congratulations to the canyon creek 10 and under little league team from san ramon. they beat los gatos 10-0 to win the are in cal state championship. canyon creek went 10-0 for manager phil wong and we know one thing is for sure. the russo family is happy tonight and if the russos are happy, then we're happy. abc7 sports
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that is going to do it for now. where is larry wondering off to? >> there he is. >> he's got to be in every shot, dan. thanks for joining us. >> for all of us here we appreciate your time. have a great weekend! host phoebe robinson! >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live" with guest host phoebe robinson! tonight -- chelsea handler, chris bosh, scripps spelling bee champion, zaila avant-garde. and music from moneybagg yo. and now, phoebe robinson. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> phoebe: hi! [ cheers and applause ] >> phoebe: oh, oh, oh, oh! [ cheers and applause ] taking a spin! taking another spin!