In an effort to keep our community informed about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Observer has launched a daily update and information guide to help our audience see the impact the coronavirus is having on Sacramento County. Please note that graphs, maps and stories are updated on a daily basis..

COVID-19 Related Stories

US deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in

By The Associated Press (AP) – The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration. The confirmed number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 336 days. It is roughly…

EXPLAINER: What’s behind the baby formula shortage?

By Matthew Perrone | The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Many parents are hunting for infant formula because of a combination of short- and long-term problems that has hit most of the biggest U.S. brands. Millions of babies in the U.S. rely on formula, which is the only source of nutrition recommended for infants who aren’t exclusively…

Long COVID Could Do Serious Damage in the Black Community

By Alexa Spencer | Word In Black (WIB) – Black people continue to be among the communities hit hardest by COVID-19. But with more research on Long COVID coming to the surface, experts say the nature of the pandemic is changing. Dr. Carol Oladele, director of research at Yale’s Equity Research and Innovation Center, says…

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