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live from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. now on kpix 5 and streaming on cbsn bay area, coronavirus cases surging in california. governor newsom's latest update on resources, shutdowns, and the state's tools to fight the pandemic. good afternoon. i'm len kiese. michelle griego has the day off . let's get right to anne makovec at the live news desk. the governor covered a lot of bases today. >> he sure did. the bay area's icu capacity is now back above 25% but the stay- at-home order in effect will remain in several counties here as well as southern california and in the san joaquin region. all told in california, almost 25,000 new coronavirus cases have been reported over the last 24 hours. that is up from the seven day
average of almost 22,000. 8.4% of tests statewide are now coming back positive and it is people and businesses that are feeling the pain. >> it breaks my heart to see videos. it breaks my heart to see reports of people's lives being torn apart because of this pandemic. we are trying to do our best. >> 2.16 million doses of coronavirus vaccine are headed to california by the end of the month. they are both from pfizer and moderna since both of those vaccines require two shots, the supply will cover 1.08 million people. the governor also just announced a case positive notification app cell phone users can opt in. if two users spend 15 minutes closely together and one ends up testing positive for the virus, the other will get a notification and information on what they should do next. the app uses bluetooth to use
an anonymous key and does not track a user's location. >> we value privacy. california has long been a leader in terms of advancing the cause. we don't want to do anything to set that cause back. >> that california notify app will be available on thursday. we will add a link on my twitter page. governor newsom announced the state's new public health director, dr. thomas aragon. he has played a key role in the san francisco's response to the pandemic. he has been the city's help officers in 2011. he will replace dr. sonja angel who stepped down from her role back in august. we brought you the governor's update live here on kpix 5 and streaming on cbsn bay area. stay connected 24/7 by downloading the kpix 5 app . several bay area counties are now in a pandemic shut down ahead of the state icu capacity based order. last night at 10:00, a state order began for san francisco,
contra costa, and santa clara counties. alameda county mentalist at midnight and marin county joins them at noon tomorrow. kpix 5's emily turner is in the san francisco with more. >> reporter: all of these little parks all lit down the street all over the city. major investments these restaurants made just to stay in business but now they sit idle. >> it is the beginning of december but it feels like the middle of march. >> san francisco finds itself under a stay-at-home order. >> reporter: this time, it is during the most hustling and busiest time of the year. >> we would like to see the country come together and make one decision together whether it is shut down or open up. >> this is when everyone is going out and having halloween parties and going out for steak dinners and they are doing their company parties and i feel for those servers who would be making two months rent in a week and now are staying home. >> reporter: many restaurants
are crippled from the last eight months. for many, closing even outdoor dining could be the final blow. starting last night, it is takeout and delivery only in san francisco. >> it has been heartbreaking to drive through the city and see all of these park let's that people put so much love into, are now standing area only. >> reporter: personal services are also shuttered. retail is the only thing remaining open but at 20% capacity. the normal year, there is hardly room inside some of these stores but now, shoppers are forced to wait and 45 minute lines, sometimes just to get inside. many worry that will drive people to shop online, avoiding the crowds and inconvenience of local brick-and-mortar, just when the local brick-and-mortar need business most. >> going to website, buy a gift card for a restaurant that you know you want to eat at in the future. they make rate stocking stuffers. >> reporter: san francisco county, coster county county, and alameda county are all under the shelter in place orders. marin county will join them tomorrow.
they will remain closed for outdoor seating for restaurants until the new year. that may change depending on covid case rates. people are doing some last- minute shopping before marin county joins the stay-at-home orders. you can see people streaming out of a costco in nevada with shopping carts full. san mateo county is staying open for the time being with no stay-at-home order. officials say they will abide by the state's rules which means if icu bed capacity dips below 50%, they will also shut down. the county's current capacity is slightly above the number. to stay up-to-date on what is open and what is not around the bay area, visit our website, www.kpix.com. you might have heard the wind overnight. new video shows christmas trees blown over in black hawk. a red flag warning is in effect for parts of the bay area for the next five hours. meteorologist mary lee is tracking it all for us. >> watching those offshore winds with this late season offshore wind event. this
morning, we saw the strongest winds with the peak winds with this offshore wind event. gifts up to 40 miles per hour in the mountains this morning. we are starting to see the wind disease and we will continue to watch the winds relax as we head through our afternoon. a red flag warning remains in effect until 5:00 for the areas highlighted in red here. even though the winds will be easing as we go through the day, relative humidity values will continue to plummet. very dry air coming out of the north. of course, we have record dry fuels and vegetation out there. really watching this closely for you.. just that high fire danger but we are also talking about dangerous and rough surf. we have a beach hazard statement for today. due to sneaker waves, sudden breakers, and strong rip currents, please use extra caution. a high surf warning will be in effect from 5:00 p.m.
today until 5:00 tomorrow. we can see large breakers up to 25 feet. we will talk about it on futurecast as we take you through the day. what you can expect where you live, coming up. as early as this week, the fda could give emergency use approval for the first coronavirus vaccines. the trump administration is preparing to begin distribution of those vaccines. the incoming biden administration will have to deliver the majority of doses. >> reporter: president-elect joe biden announced more nominations for his health policies. the nominees include attorney general xavier becerra to be the health and human services secretary. dr. vivek murthy will once again be the u.s. surgeon general and dr. rochelle wolinsky will head up the centers for disease control. >> how many doses will be available to us from each of the companies and by when? >> reporter: the president- elect coronavirus advisory board says the trump administration has yet to share plans for distributing covid-19 vaccines. >> we want to be preventing
deaths and we want to be preventing transmission. you can't really make a plan for that if you don't know what tools you are working with. >> reporter: operation warm speed is developing and reducing coronavirus vaccines. he plans to meet with the biden team this week. >> every dose we make, we are prepared to ship but as always, early in manufacturing, there may be challenges. >> reporter: president donald trump's personal judy rudy giuliani is undergoing treatment for the coronavirus. the president is planning to hold a covid vaccine summit at the white house tomorrow ahead of the potential fda vaccine approvals this week. >> rudy is doing well. i just spoke to him. no temperature. he actually called me early this morning. he was the first call i got. he is doing very well. >> reporter: lawmakers continue to work on an emergency coronavirus relief package. >> we know what will happen at
the end of the month if we don't get the proposal. >> reporter: 12 million americans are set to lose federal unemployment benefits the day after christmas if congress does not pass a new bill. >> both democratic and republican leaders are hoping to include the covid relief measures as part of a larger bill to keep the government running. checking in on wall street this afternoon. u.s. stocks taking a pause in a big recent rally. right now the dow is down about 200 seven points. ago, georgia's secretary of state office certify the state's election results for a second time. this, after a recount ordered by president donald trump, affirmed biden's victory. meanwhile, two candidates in georgia's runoff a stop in a debate last month. republican senator kelly loeffler sidestepped when asked if the president won reelection. her opponent, reverend raphael warnock described her as out of touch with georgia voters. >> president donald trump has every right to use every legal recourse available in our own
state. we have seen time and again that we have investigations that need to be completed. >> being in the senate for 10 months, she does not have a case of why the people of georgia should keep her there. >> reporter: georgia's other runoff, jon ossoff faced an empty lector inactivate. david perdue was a no-show. he declined to participate. early voting kicks off in georgia next week. the race will decide which party will hold the majority in the senate. today marks the anniversary of a grim day in u.s. history. national pearl harbor remembrance day honors those who died after japan's attack on december 7, 1941. today in hawaii, the commemoration ceremony continued but it was closed to the public to protect survivors and veterans. 2400 americans died 79 years
ago. in washington, d.c., a small ceremony was held at the u.s. navy memorial. a reit was placed before the lone sailor statue which represents the men and women who have served. coming up on kpix 5 and streaming on cbsn bay area, troubling symptoms long after their illness. a new study highlights the later effects for some covid-19 survivors. how high schoolers are stepping up to help their bay area neighbors this holiday
hampton have been urged to surrender. and and is accused of attacking officers with a glass bottle last december. officers then opened fire. the grand jury found probable cause to believe florez committed a crime. details on the charges will come during arraignment. it is a stark number. more than 1 million coronavirus cases have not been reported in the u.s. since the start of december. in that time, more than 14,000 americans have died. doctors are still learning about the effects patients can face weeks and months after having the coronavirus. now, a first of its kind study highlights the neurological problems for many covid survivors. a northwestern medicine study looked at more than 500 hospitalized patients and found 82% had neurological issues while they were sick. the doctors said most patients are longer haulers, young, previously healthy and had less severe covid and still are suffering with issues. >> muscle pain, headache,
alteration of mental function going from mild confusion all the way tacoma. dizziness, disorder of smell and taste. >> it is frustrating. the first thing they tell me is you look great. you can't be sick. at the end of the day, i am exhausted. i am in pain. >> the issues can linger and fluctuate over time, sometimes months. generally, they improve as time goes by. the pandemic is making this holiday season tougher for a lot of families and businesses and community groups are stepping up to fill the need. one south bay effort. >> reporter: the need for food has doubled since the start of the covid-19 pandemic and second harvest of silicon valley has been able to meet that demand in part because of generous donations, donations like one today from bellman college prep. this senior is here to describe what you guys did to raise the money.
>> i am very proud to be part of this college and i am very proud that we have partnered with second harvest food bank for 29 years. it is a really great feeling being associated with such a meaningful organization that helps the community. i been part of the agape service club for four years and every year we have our annual spring food drive where we collect food and other monetary donations. this year, we raised $20,700 for second harvest. >> that is excellent. that is three times as much as you guys normally raise so that is fantastic. that will go a long way, isn't it? >> this is monumental. in part, three times as much raised is what we need right now. we are serving twice as many people with twice as much food and our expensive has also doubled. we cannot do this alone and we are grateful for the bells! >> reporter: thank you for your generosity of your school.
you can help as well. for more information on that, visit www.kpix.com /give. time now for a check of our weather. here is meteorologist mary lee. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. tracking those offshore winds and that high fire danger, it is something that is not all too come in december. is usually more of summer and early fall weather pattern. here is a live look at our salesforce tower camera as we look east across the bay bridge . blue skies out there. check out our temperatures. unseasonably warm for this time of year, in the 60s and 70s at lunchtime. oakland, 67. livermore, 68. san francisco, 67. 71 in san jose. current sustained winds, 15 miles per hour in concord, hayward, and livermore. 24 miles per hour in santa
rosa. we are watching the winds starting to ease this afternoon and they will continue to decrease as we go through the day today. we saw our peak winds this morning. the strongest winds up in mount st. helena with gusts up to 70 miles per hour. 66 miles per hour wind gusts in the mt. diablo area. 53 for the oakland hills. in san francisco, 37 miles per hour wind gusts. we still have that right flood warning in effect for most of the bay area. all of the areas highlighted in red here. even though the wind is starting to relax, we are still looking at incredibly dry air in place with those northerly winds. watching that very closely for you. we have record dry fuels and vegetation out there. this is a big concern. the high fire danger with that ridge of high pressure to our west and that low pressure system now to our southeast. with that tight pressure gradient, the northerly winds are just pushing right into the
bay area. as we head through the day on futurecast, you can see the winds easing but relative humidity on futurecast dropping as we go through the day. our daytime highs are unseasonably warm. it could add to record-breaking highs as we go through our afternoon. mid 60s for the coast. looking at low 70s around the bay. for inland locations, low to mid 70s this afternoon. here we go with that extended forecast as we are looking at mild to warm conditions for tomorrow. the winds will be relaxing as we head through the rest of today and the rest of the week. looking at temperatures cooler beginning wednesday through friday and into the weekend as well with a few more clouds for our weekend. time now for more bay area bright spots. i love seeing all of your holiday decorations and lights. check this out. we have this bay area bright spot. you can see that star up
bob dylan has sold his entire songwriting catalog which encompasses more than 600 songs over six decades. the sale to universal music publishing group marks a major shift for the singer and songwriter who has controlled much of his own intellectual property. the 79-year-old has many famous tracks including the times they are a changing, like a rolling stone, and mr. tambourine man. the new york times says the estimated purchase price is more than $300 million. coming up, a final check of our busy monday forecast. the big stories as we look live toward the east bay from our exclusive salesforce tower camera. today on the drew barrymore show, the tonight host jimmy fallon and cbs evening news anchor norah o'
some bay area businesses feel they are being unfairly singled out by the governor's stay-at-home order. the pushback against the shutdown. let's get one last look of whether now. watch the winds with the red flag warning that is in effect until 5:00 p.m. for the areas highlighted in red. the gustiest conditions were this morning but still tracking some breezy conditins.
we will show you this in just a moment for the higher elevations, valleys, and coast. the current sustained wind is 23 out of the northeast in santa rosa, 22 in napa. fairfield, 70 miles per hour. mild to warm temperatures for today, cooling it down to the rest of the week. that is it for kpix 5 news at noon. remember, we are on 24 seven on cbsn bay area, streaming on www.kpix.com. our next newscast is at 5:00. have a great afternoon.
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