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COVID-19 Weekly Recap – June 5th, 2020

By California Chronic Care Coalition

June 6, 2020

COVID-19 In California – By The Numbers

Note: Updated June 3rd, 2020

  • Positive cases: 119,807
  • Confirmed hospitalizations: 3,109
  • Confirmed ICU hospitalizations: 1,058
  • Suspected hospitalizations: 1,346
  • Suspected ICU hospitalizations: 221
  • Deaths: 4,422

CDC Daily – COVID-19 Cases in America

Note: Updated June 4th, 2020

Total Cases: 1,842,101

Total Deaths: 107,029

States with highest number of cases reported:

  • New York: 371,019
  • New Jersey: 162,068
  • Illinois: 123,830
  • California: 117,687
  • Massachusetts: 101,592

Latest Updates on California’s COVID-19 Response

Here’s a recap on the state’s updates:

  • As of June 4th, there were a total of 10,519 healthcare workers infected with COVID-19, and 64 deaths.
  • Testing continues to expand, with the following groups prioritized for testing:
  • Hospitalized patients
  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic healthcare workers, first responders, and other social service employees
  • Symptomatic individuals age 65 and older or symptomatic individuals of any age with chronic medical conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 illness
  • Individuals who are tested as part of disease control efforts in high-risk settings
  • Asymptomatic residents and employees of congregate living facilities when needed to prevent disease transmission
  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals in essential occupations such as grocery store and food supply workers, utility workers and public employees
  • Other individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19
  • The state has launched a user-friendly data portal through which you can track data by gender, age, and ethnicity and can also see hospital and testing capacity as well as county-level data.
  • Sacramento County has issued new guidelines for reopening schools this fall, with each district responsible for creating their own reopening plan. Read More

Visit the Office of the Governor’s Newsroom for more details and information.

COVID-19 and Managing Chronic Illness

Managing a chronic illness during the COVID-19 pandemic can be difficult. People living with chronic conditions may experience additional barriers when accessing or managing their healthcare, or have questions about their illness and the novel coronavirus. Check out our latest blog for additional resources and to learn more.

Webinar: “How a New Federal Rule will Increase Prescription Drug Costs for Patients”

The Chronic Care Policy Alliance hosted a webinar on how a federal policy change will leave many patients facing higher out-of-pocket costs for their prescription medications. Founding director Liz Helms was joined by Executive Director of the HIV + Hepatitis Policy Institute, Carl Schmid, who provided an overview of the NBPP rule change and key insights into the impact it will have on patients with chronic disease. If you would like to view a recording of the webinar, please check chroniccarealliance.org soon.

Arthritis Foundation Hosts COVID-19 National Webinar Series

The Arthritis Foundation is hosting a three-part national Coronavirus & Arthritis webinar series to bring together national leading experts, patient advocates, and others in a conversation about the coronavirus and arthritis.

  • June 4th 1 PM: Infection, Prevention and Managing Your Care
  • June 16th 1 PM: Emotional Health and Coping
  • June 30th 1 PM: Juvenile Arthritis and Family Care

Register for the three-part national webinar series by visiting arthritis.org/webinar.

Urge Governor to Support Primary Care Practices and Access to Care

Primary care practices across California have been significantly impacted by COVID-19, and many face an uncertain future due to the financial repercussions. The legislature voted to save the Song-Brown Primary Care Physician Training Program, and groups are urging the governor to adopt the legislature’s budget proposal.

The California Medical Association, California Academy of Family Physicians, and Pacific Business Group on Health are collaborating in support of Care for Californians initiative, an effort that would take immediate steps to ensure patients have access to primary care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Care for Californians Initiative would ask the state to take the following actions:

  • Provide immediate payment reform and support for a portion of primary care practices.
  • Establish a reconciliation process to ensure payments do not result in undue compensation.
  • Ensure a successful transition to sufficient support and value-based payment for primary care.

Take Action by Urging Gov. Newsom to Adopt the Budget and the Care for Californians Initiative

Nonprofits and COVID-19

Keep up with California Nonprofits Association’s virtual town halls with California lawmakers from around the state. Hear directly from the California lawmakers representing your area, and from philanthropy, and nonprofits on what’s going on at the state and federal levels in response to COVID-19 and how these policies impact nonprofits.View schedule