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Covid update: Nov. 10

Against a backdrop of rising rates of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. and locally, Butte County Public Health announced Tuesday (Nov. 9) the local deaths of both a young adult and an elderly resident […]


Disaster County

In early March, as coronavirus started to spread through the Sacramento Valley, Katy Thoma remained optimistic. She understood the gravity of the situation—Butte County officials had recently declared both a local emergency and a local […]


Anatomy of a surge

This is an update of previous story published on July 14, 2020. In early spring, health officials and providers across California braced for a flood of coronavirus patients. Spread of the disease elsewhere—such as New […]