August 10, 2020
State opens new offensive against COVID-19 in Central Valley
SACRAMENTO (INT) Governor Newsom is enhancing state funding to help expand coronavirus disease investigation, contact tracing and quarantine efforts in the Central Valley.

Fifty-two million dollars will be sent to San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties plus three Unified Support Teams.

In the Central Valley, where between 41-65 percent of any given county is Latino, there are a disproportionate number of Latino deaths compared to the population. In Fresno County, Latinos comprise 52.6 percent of the population and 65 percent of COVID-19 deaths.

Statewide, Latinos make up 38.9 percent of the population but comprise a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases (56 percent) and deaths (45.7 percent).
Story Date: August 9, 2020
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