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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 00:00am morning news, 4. >> and good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 00:00am morning news. it is monday. >> august second, last time i saw you, it was july of radar. harvey. let's start this morning with a check of weather with john shrable. new month. new beginnings, new goals, new always a new forecast rain that every new goals every day, too, but not month every day. so that is kind of special, i guess, right. >> we are going to be looking outside of some conditions this morning that are a lot clearer than you may have expected because last week we've been starting out pretty much each and every one of our
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mornings with some gray skies this morning. we're actually looking at some pretty clear conditions out there overall. so really nice way. it's a kick off august as you make your way outside this monday morning. you can see some low cloud cover sitting right above the east bay hills. but overall conditions are good visibility. wise. you can see the same clouds and fog cast. but visibility not really being impacted. there are a couple of spots north of santa rosa. we may be running into some low cloud cover from time to time. but we're doing well this morning for most areas, 50's and 60's for our current temperatures fremont and dublin each at 58 oakland 62 degrees right now. well, pittsburgh at 59 not a bad way to do things this monday morning as we make our way into the afternoon. do expect daytime highs to the in the upper 80's to low 90's that are very warmest. now, this is also cooler than where we were. and last week. so overall august is actually off to a nice start. we've got relatively clear conditions this morning and much more tolerable warm inland temperatures to round out your
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afternoon ahead. i'm talking more about what to expect for your first week of the new month still to come. first, though, back to rain. don, thank you for that. all right. let's get a look at your morning commute this monday morning as you're heading from the east bay into the city. a little under. >> 11 minutes for your drive times. so things are looking great there along the bay bridge as also having a look at the san mateo bridge as you're heading across towards the peninsula. no major delays or issues there. a little under 13 for your drive time and the golden gate bridge. so a lot of fog now clear skies tonight, about 20 minutes for your drive time as you're heading into the city will have more on your monday morning commute. but for now, let's get back to top stories. we've been following the stories this morning as covid cases cases continue to rise across the bay area. health officials are suggesting that there's one group of people in particular that's driving up the surge. the latest numbers from the california department of health show that 3 bay area counties are among the top in the state when it comes to the number of new cases that were seen solano contra, costa and
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san francisco are all above the statewide average for numbers of cases. san francisco alone is averaging nearly 200 new cases a day health officials are working hard to try and find how so many new cases keep popping up. kron four's tell exactly has more on that. data shows that millennials are driving san francisco's latest surge in covid cases in july. 25 to 39 year olds accounted for 50% of new cases. >> that same age group made up only 35% of new monthly cases 2 months prior a younger age group that 25 to see. >> you know, early 39 is also the group that has the lowest vaccination in the city. so if you think about, you know, been hearing numbers of ot 70 or fo vaccination. when you look at age group, it's only in the 60's infectious disease specialist ucsf. doctor peter
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chin-hong says. >> he's not surprised since this is the group with the lowest vaccination rates. it's also the group that has more tendencies to be social and out intermingling with the delta variant being more transmissible. doctor chin-hong says younger adults who are unvaccinated should be worried 99.6% of the hospitalized cases and those who are dying. >> are in the unvaccinated population. but if you vaccinated as young percent. yeah. definitely not invincible. he says those who are vaccinated. also aren't invincible. but they definitely have a better shot of fighting covid with more mild cases. we're seeing a lot more breakthrough cases than we originally anticipated. >> it's still more in you know, it in the realm of much lower numbers than in the winter. but still we didn't expect to see this. and that's because we have a new war and that new war is is really against a new kind of eerie and that we didn't even expect to be as transmissible.
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>> which is the delta variant san francisco's average daily new case count is one 94 the largest spike we've seen since january when average new daily cases reach 373. >> the surge in cases prompted hundreds of bars in san francisco this weekend to require proof of vaccination or a negative covid test to remain inside doctor peter chin-hong says this again stresses the importance of getting vaccinated. if you haven't already. this all comes as the cdc is once again recommending that people wear their masks indoors and san francisco to lead the psac ii kron 4 news. >> well, the 2 largest hospitals in san francisco are reporting at least 100 75 confirmed outbreak cases of covid-19 among their employees. now we asked infectious disease expert doctor peter chin-hong about this latest outbreak. he says the percentage of the infected individuals very small in comparison to the thousands of employees working in 2 hospitals. >> the bottom line is most of these were actually from the community and they kind of just people who work in the
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hospital also live in the community and it probably is a smaller percentage of what we would expect. but it is a week of call not to their work is but for all of us to really be, you know, wary of delta. you still wall likely to transmit it as a box unvaccinated person that a vaccinated person. >> and it's not just ucsf has of general hospital has seen a number of its employees come down with covid as well. kron four's, camila barco has the details for us. >> this week's data is an example of the growing number of covid cases across california. the state department of health is reporting a positivity test rate of 6.4% over the last 7 days. there were 10,000 newly reported cases just thursday alone. covid cases continue to rise across the state and bay area. hospitals are seeing their own employees contract. the virus as of friday 55 out
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of 7,000. san francisco general hospital employees are out sick with coronavirus. none are hospitalized, but they are in quarantine at home. hospital officials say the transmission wasn't on the job but through community spread as of general doctors say the cases are reflective of what's happening in the area. the latest numbers show 210 people are hospitalized with covid-19 in alameda county, a 149 are hospitalized in contra, costa county, a 113 covid patients have been admitted to hospitals in santa clara. and there are 91 covid patients in san francisco medical centers. a vast majority of cases are people who have not received a vaccine according to data from the kaiser family foundation. just one 0.4% of current cases are among fully vaccinated. people as of general says, despite the cases among staff doctors have plans in place to ensure there is enough doctors
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and nurses on hand. the latest numbers are not near what health care workers were dealing with 7 months ago, but it's not the direction they want us to be going. doctors are recommending for people to wear face masks indoors once again. but they say the best way to prevent yourself from getting seriously ill from covid-19. >> is to get a vaccine in san francisco camila barco kron 4 news. >> the east bay, 15 staff students tested positive for covid-19 in the brentwood unified school district. the school district. welcome back. their students for in-person classes. last wednesday. school officials say based on contract tracing it appears no one can track covid at school. they follow contra, costa county's health guidelines and require everyone to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status right now they're 11 schools remain open. across the country. 3 and a half million american children have contracted covid-19. sadly more than 500 of them have
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died. that's all according to new numbers from the national center for health now a new spike in covid-19 cases from the delta. variant is also affecting kids nationwide last week nearly 39,000 kids tested positive for covid this. nearly 17% of all cases that have been reported. >> but definitely seen a difference. now is the delta variant has become predominant in both the impact on kids, the number of children admitted to the to the hospital and their severity of illness. >> overall doctors say kids do handle covid well, day shows only one percent are sent to the hospital. and go ahead and take your phone out. you can scan the qr code on your screen. we've got all the latest information on covid-19. you can be directed over to our website at kron 4 dot com. happening today. cable cars are back in san francisco for the first time since the start of the pandemic service will be free for the month of august. the
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city has been testing. the cars since last month. the free rides in august are still part of the testing service is expected to return to normal in september face masks are still required when riding public transportation in san francisco, including cable cars. breaking news out of tokyo. gymnast simone biles is going to be back in action this week. the 2016 olympic champion will compete in the balance beam finals on tuesday. the last few ballots were true from the team competition to focus on her mental health. these are pictures of her cheering on her teammates. vols qualify for all 5 individual event finals but took herself out of 4 of them, including the individual all around biles won the bronze medal on the balance beam in 2016, this year's olympic champion american suni lee. well, also be competing in the halance beam final. coming up, the problem morning news, a warning for bacon lovers. >> and they can shortage could be on the horizon for can explain. and later, one east
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bay city is stepping up efforts to get people in underserved communities, vaccinated against covid. why some people say in changing their mind about getting the shot. and after the break, us. it takes a big step towards passing a major infrastructure package. have the details in a live report.
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including samsung microsoft and roku. everything comes with a two-year warranty and a money back guarantee you may not necessarily see the. top of the line newest products that are out when you are shopping refurbished. but you're going to see some pretty good deals between 2570% off. >> i'm rich demuro and you are tech smart. >> you know, i can actually bounce for john. i actually have a refurbished laptop myself. so it's been workin event, if you like, for 5 years now. so refurbished is a potential option for you here. we're looking at a whole new month. refer fish august, though, and a whole new forecast for us. good morning, john. brand-new haven't seen in august and a whole year believe that that's the kind is the way it works, though. i guess. >> looking outside this morning. we do have conditions out there that are actually pretty nice and clear. so clear start to a brand new month feels pretty good to kick the month off this way.
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you look outside of sfo this morning not so bad. we do have good visibility out there right along the peninsula and most of us across the bay area are in that similar boat this morning. some venture outside knowing that, hey, we're actually off to a good clear start air quality is also still remaining pretty good once you head up into the sierra nevada that is a much different case as we're still looking at wildfire, smoke being sent up by both the dixie in tamarac fires burning in the sierra this morning skies clear enough. so we should be looking at much as far as drizzle goes. we have still seen high pressure built up to the south and east of us. this low to the west, though, is just enough to help to not just out of the core of this high. and one of the reasons that temperatures over the course of this week. we're actually going to be a little bit more moderated than what we saw last week when we're talking mid 90's to even low triple digits at times, not going to be seeing so much of that in this forecast 60's for most of our coastal areas today we're as bayside areas will mostly be in the 70's today burlingame at 77 pat,
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while so and mountain view both also in the upper 70's south bay temperatures upper 70's to mid 80's for most areas. morgan hill, though you'll be tapping into 88 degrees. pleasanton and livermore barely making that ninety-degree mark fremont hayward on up to oakland in the 70's berkeley. you'll be at 68. also barely 90's for danville, walnut creek and concord as well as antioch pittsburgh in vacaville. just each barely reaching the low 90's today. it's pretty much the warmest number that we're going to be looking at in today's forecast. as for temperatures. the next 7 days really not a whole lot of change here. look at this. we're settling in to some seasonably warm conditions highs in the upper 80's to low 90's remain inland all the way into the first full weekend of august bayside areas in the 70's well, coastal areas in the 60's. lots of sunshine. the dry skies. obviously not ideal, but it is nice paired with those 70's right at john, thank you for that. things are looking great out there on your morning not seen any. >> major hot spots at this
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hour head into the city right now at and it's a little under 9 minutes for you to make it to that freeman street exit once you hit the may's 5, 1880, are traveling pretty light at this hour as well. it's also had a look at the san mateo bridge as you head across towards the peninsula. no major problems there. a little under 14 minutes for you to make it across. and the golden gate bridge. no major pockets of fog slowing you down. visibility looks good. about 20 minutes. we'll have more on your morning commute coming up. for now, let's get back to the news. well, national news, the long awaited infrastructure bill is officially end senators unveiled the nearly 1 trillion dollar package last night. washington correspondent jessi tenure joins us live with the details. and the debate ahead. good morning, jesse. >> yeah, good morning. right now the bipartisan group of senators just dropped their final product. the infrastructure investment in jobs act which right now is clocking in at nearly 3,000 pages. but despite months of
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negotiations and even this rare weekend session some lawmakers start sold. >> we haven't done a bipartisan bill of this nature in a long time after long days of starts and stops. democrats and republicans officially introduced a key part of president biden's agenda and nearly 1 trillion dollar infrastructure package we can put aside our own political differences for the greater good of our country. arizona, democrat person cinema called the process and the price tag, historic 550 billion dollars in new spending over 5 years for everything from roads to high-speed internet to electric utilities if our responsibility as senators is the listen to the american people. this bill is a product of hearing their voices. louisiana republican bill cassidy stressed the legislation also protects against extreme weather and provides more jobs. this help make the economy more efficient, more productive and therefore it actually returns
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and investment to the american people. ohio republican rob portman applauded. how senators propose to pay for the investments, including untapped covid-19 relief and unemployment states returned but not all agreed with him. the fact that infrastructure is a good thing and that we need it. is a different question from whether we can afford the infrastructure plan, fellow republican utah's mike lee expected more senators to side with him in the coming days. but senate majority leader chuck schumer is nearly ready for the final vote. schumer says he believes the senate can quickly process any relevant amendments to the legislation. >> and pass it in a matter of days live in washington. i'm jessi tenure. thank you for that report. jesse. >> coming up next on the kron 4 morning news prices are rising for rental cars. now people are turning to an unusual source for transportation on their vacations.
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rent experts say many car rentals companies actually sold off nearly half of their fleet during the pandemic. then there's also an ongoing microchip shorter for shortage for newer vehicles. that demand is driving a car rental prices. the travelers say they are renting u hauls to save money. >> credit for ingenuity because i would not have thought if i was like say in some place like hawaii or florida. i don't think it would have occurred to me. let's go rent to you helps really kind of this perfect storm of low supply high demand. donald traders say. >> thanks, pat car rental prices to double in the next couple years. bacon lovers, brace yourselves, california could be in for a serious bacon shortage next year starting in 2022, the state will start enforcing a law that requires farmers to give pigs more breathing space but only 4% of hog farmers say they can comply with that rule if they have to shut down california will have to rely port from iowa, which will
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come at a higher cost. californians get about 255 million pounds of port per month. still ahead on the profit morning news. bart is getting closer to returning to pre pandemic service. >> what you need to know before you head out the door.
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well, welcome back to the kron 00:00am morning news on this august. 2nd. >> again, july just flew by very quickly on hopefully the forecast is going great. also want to tell my dad very happy birthday it's his leo season right. and a lot of sunshine as well. leo sunshine season and not even looking at that much fog this morning. so, you know you're going to see that sunstine a little quicker. >> even for some of our areas closer to the coastline that had been got getting pretty accustomed to a starting mornings off last week on the gray side looking out there at the bay bridge this morning skies are definitely clear enough and take a look at this view at the golden gate bridge from above. also not looking at a lot of fog in this view. really nice way. different way to kick off the brand new month. right. podcast is showing that there are pockets of low cloud cover. but really
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visibility. impacts are going to be minimal if you do see some light fog for inland areas. it is going to be very patchy. just some patchy valley fog further inland. nothing dents near the coastline. really this morning radar shows you that we do have dry skies as well. something that will last throughout the course of the day. the weekend, 12 potentially we'll see about that, though. it's august. so we don't usually see rain for this unless it's thunderstorms 50's and 60's for your current temperatures. san jose in concord each at 60 degrees double in livermore at 57 degrees each while oakland at 62 san francisco berkeley in vallejo hanging out a range of 50's this morning. overall. this is a similar start to this morning as to what we saw yesterday. so both your first and second days of august off to a very similar start to one another day planner at the coast showing some 60's for daytime highs today. a pretty moderate mild day at the coastline actually for inland areas. not that bad either daytime highs mostly in the 80's to just barely the low 90's that

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