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increased hospital admissions. and with omicron cases surging. there's real concern about a double infection, a flu and covid 19 at the same time. >> kareen wynter explains flurona. >> we're nearly 2 years into this pandemic, but it's just been really one wave after another with the latest surge that could once again put hospitals over the edge from the uptick in covid patients being admitted with new infections and severe staffing shortages at medical facilities with health care workers unable to treat those who are ill since they've also been sidelined by the virus. doctor thomas and county officials described the challenge local hospitals are now facing with the omicron virus being so much more transmissible. we do have a lot of our frontline health care workers who have contracted the virus to isolate. so it has caused the issue with staffing. it's the people that haven't been vaccinated. >> there are now in the hospital and we want to prevent that because even our hospital staff is getting sick and they have to quarantine for 5 days and then and then
get a test to show that they are negative. so all that's going to have an impact on all on and on. just about every segment of of our life in the next few weeks. doctor also mentioned at his hospital, providence cedars sinai medical center. they're prepared to fill any potential staffing voids with traveling nurses available from other states and cities to cover for those who are unable to work to ensure around the clock care. >> he says with omicron variant being so contagious. we should also expect to see a rise in infections. >> when patients are infected with both the flu and covid cases. doctor confirmed he began treating last spring but may be reemerging this winter march and april. we had patients with the influenza and covid at the same time as well covid-19 and other respiratory viruses. >> it was just a handful of cases and those patients typically were sicker and there are in our intensive care unit. why is it so concerning? well, as you can covid 19 is you know, about
enough by itself and leads >> and every year we have hundreds of thousands of people were hospitalized and 10's of thousands have died from influenza. so the have both of them at the same could be exponentially worse. the la county department of public health told ktla they're not currently tracking or investigating individual flu cases. but that concurrent infection with more than one respiratory virus is exceedingly common adding there's no reason to expect that sars co be too should be an exception to this rule. >> that was kareen wynter reporting for us tonight. the number of positive covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. it just continues to go up here in california in the past, 24 hours, there have been nearly 147,000 new cases reported in the state, the number of hospitalizations due to confirmed covid-19 that has reached over 8,000 and the number of icu patients due to confirmed covid 19 cases has reached a total of almost
1400. >> nurses caring for patients infected with covid say there's omicron variant has been especially ruthless among children. kids not only testing positive at an alarming rate. but many are requiring trips to the hospital, particularly if they're not vaccinated. kron forcefully spoke with nurses grappling with the overwhelming rise in cases. >> as covid 19 rips through communities pediatric nurses say unlike previous surges during the pandemic. children are now getting the worst of it. this is really rocked in the past week. the centers for disease control and prevention says new hospital admissions for kids with covid 19 increased. 66% record highs since the pandemic began 2 years ago. this variant has changed. >> they came in the last in the last 2 i have pressure on my chest. >> from the martha cool is a registered nurse at ucsf benioff children's hospital in
oakland and secretary treasurer of national nurses united. she says despite expanded vaccine availability for children, the more they congregate and relax adhering to physical distancing protocols. the faster, the virus spreads kids for sheltering in place. kids were at home. they weren't in school. parents were protecting them. everybody was afraid people weren't out and about and we saw off many fewer pediatric cases. >> hospitalized. then people with adults margie mayfield is executive director of the nonprofit pediatric home care agency coastal kids, home care. >> her staff serves the south bay and says they are running on fumes are all vaccinated and of our staff mr. >> most of our families have and yet we continue to see it every day with no end in sight. phillipe all kron 4 news.
>> flight cancellations continue to be a problem when a lot of parts of the country at this point. more than 1300 flights have been canceled across the u.s. a big reason for this omicron and the spread of covid. all right. let's go ahead get a check of our 4 zone forecast with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. yes, far as weather is concerned, a bay area airports. >> not bad with the fog out there are not seeing a delays because of that. so no delays at san francisco oakland or san jose. >> do the clouds out there that may change overnight tonight that fog is going to thicken up quite a bit. a long-range forecast for you. we've got a storm system moving in the pacific northwest right now. high pressure. almost get the sense that are that ridge building into california. keep us dry for tomorrow. but it's not last long in our see that next rule in the atmosphere. that's the next storm system. welcome dropping in on friday morning. i think making for a wet start to the day on friday. probably drying things out by the end and then that's going to set the stage for ridge building in over the weekend. bring lots of sunshine. and of course, some of that ground
fog and some of our valleys. and then as we get into early monday slight chance of a few showers that system kind of falls apart as it runs into the rich have another chance of showers, possibly the middle of next week after that, things could change quite drastically. high pressure could build in. we could see a little almost spring-like weather, possibly as we head in toward the following weekend. so would that be nice to see after all the rain that we've had. but tonight it's really going to be all about that dense to leave fog. that ground fog. if you're traveling late tonight after midnight in the early morning hours tomorrow, maybe even for the commute you're going to see some thick fog in spots early on bringing visibility down to next to nothing. in fact, overnight tonight that fog going to fill in throughout the central valley. you see along the i 5 if you're traveling that way down toward the great find los angeles be careful very thick fog in toward the central valley tomorrow, though, going to be a mixed bag. we'll see. some fog will see a little bit of sunshine in spots as we head toward the afternoon. then as we get to friday, here comes that storm system rolling through in the morning. clearing out by the afternoon on the backside of that probably guess what, we're going to see a little more fog developing by friday night into saturday.
temperatures tomorrow. going to stay fairly cool plan on highs generally in the 50's. maybe upper 50's in toward the santa clara valley should be a dry day for tomorrow. chance of rain. returning on friday, dry weather expected over the weekend. >> all right, lauren, still ahead, we're counting down until warriors klay thompson returned to the court, but they might want to dig deep. if you want to see it in person. ticket prices for the game going way up. we'll break it down. and he does it come back to games. >> portes director jason dumas is next. as jimmy garoppolo returns to the practice field. what he thinks, what the coach thinks is the quarterback tries to play through a thumb injury. and almost 600 packages from amazon and up, but they are dumped in a rural area in oklahoma. >> what we know about the investigation.
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>> could be clay day on sunday klay thompson could be back on the court this week after spending as we know more than 2 years away from the game with a a couple of bad injuries. and if you want to be their chase for his return. well, it is going to costs you right now. tickets for thompson's possible return. some of them 14,000 some of the more that's for the does home game sunday against cleveland. ready to go. according to the website sports buzzwords tickets are currently the most expensive in the nba across the league.
the average ticket price this season is up. 29% compared to 2 years ago, pretty money tonight. americans are getting a few extra days to prepare income tax returns this year. april 15th the usual filing deadline. but this year. >> that falls on a friday. but a man today emancipation day. that's the following day. so the holiday will be observed in washington, dc on that friday, which means federal offices, including the irs are going to be income tax. filing day has been moved to monday. april 18th and that will also serve as the deadline to file an extension. if you're not able to get all your numbers together for in those extra base happening tonight, you could win 600, 30 million bucks in the powerball lottery. the game's jackpot was revised this morning from 600, 10 million due to strong ticket sales. the amount is powerball. 7th largest jackpot ever. nobody. so far has won the jackpot in months. the
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asian-americans going into the new year. but 3 days later. it was vandalized. kron 4 spoke to the founder of the asians are strong community organization. he says the vandalism was an act of anti asian hate. >> you. someone saw it on the freeway got upset enough to get off the freeway. find random overpass and intentionally only cut off the ad is part right. like it was really the whole banner. d specifically cut-off age is to send a very, very clear message that this was a racially motivated vandalism. >> hudson. lau says the nonprofit now plans to come back, bigger and louder by raising money to install a billboard in the city. >> an investigation is underway after 600 amazon packages that were supposed to be tucked under christmas trees ended up dumped along the side of the road in oklahoma, law enforcement now working to pinpoint. correspondent markie. martin reports.
>> these packages were supposed to be wrapped in waiting underneath a christmas tree. instead they're now the center of a police investigation. we've got a call from somebody who told us that there is some trash was dumped there illegally. >> it turns out that trash amazon packages, 600 of them. nearly all of them empty every one of these packages were supposed to be delivered by christmas day. so 600 people to get their christmas gifts as a result of this. but they were supposed to deliver. one of those deliveries was intended for mary snodgrass. i never dreamed that would happen in my package to marry checked the tracking time and time again. i order something from amazon. >> and i expected it at its normal time and i didn't receive it until it was found on new year's eve in that ditch. you just never dreamed that someone they're going to find your packages in a ditch investigators now trying to figure out who stole the packages. and if the driver was involved, one thing they know for sure because so many
packages are involved. it's a serious crime. it's probably important to note is most likely going to felony when you're talking 600 packages. >> a lot of packages. markie. martin reporting for us there tonight. >> all right. weather time as we get a live look outside pretty pictures there. the bay bridge all lit up along san francisco's embarcadero never thought we'd be saying this, but it's one of the few dry days that we've had a lawrence. yeah, a rare so far this year, right. we've had a lot of rain and all that rain adding up all that fog outside. we're going to see more of that tonight, even throughout the day tomorrow, but it should stay. mostly dry. the exception, maybe a drizzle or 2 along the coastline temperatures 54 degrees downtown temperatures cool cool 53 of pacifica 56 in half moon bay inside the bay orion's find those temperatures running of mid 50's in burlingame about 57 degrees in san carlos still keeping you cool in the south bay. you may squeeze in a little bit of sunshine temperatures are in the mid to upper 50's by tomorrow afternoon. 57 degrees in
pleasanton. 55 in union city about 57 in orinda. watch out for that dense fog, especially that ground fog make your way through the delta early tomorrow morning about 9 o'clock or so that should begin to lift. through midnight to that period. it looks like it is going to be very dense late tonight, early tomorrow 58 degrees in the bottle about 56 in petaluma 57 for the high school in santa rosa. dry day not last for very long as we'll see that the wet pattern return as early as late thursday night into friday, a return to some drier weather on saturday and sunday a little bit unsettled in the next week. >> and now kron 4 sports. >> the warriors in a tight battle in texas right now. game one of a quick two-game road trip and right now that scores a close one down in dallas 88 to 75 is actually not a close one. it was a close one before i got up and walked about 10 feet to the set. but dallas clearly went on a run. the dubs down 13 in
the 4th quarter. we will have full highlights and hear from steve kerr and company. once that game goes final, the forty-niners season is on the line. this sunday as of now, no one knows who the starting quarterback will be. maybe kyle shanahan does. but either way, it's not an ideal spot to be in jimmy g threw the ball today at practice. but he still acknowledge there is some pain and discomfort in his thumb. trey lance got the star last weekend was mostly solid. the niners will be down in los angeles taking on the rams. kyle shanahan has said if jimmy is comfortable, he will get the start. but comfortable. well, that's a relative term. >> it's pretty good talks yesterday i just you know, john, to get the motion back and everything i get feeling where i want to feel. i think way in to where we did definitely helped get him to this point. but i mean, i think each day's a new experience with it. so it's going to be mainly.
>> on jimmy, jimmy space and just talking to him and making sure he doesn't push it too hard to get chance for sunday. i'm trying to get back to mild motion words just, you know, fluid and everything like that. but. >> just take some time. it's a process but working in the right direction. >> meanwhile, the raiders season is on the line this weekend as well. las vegas host the chargers. >> win and they're in this team has probably had the wildest ride in the nfl this season. the henry ruggs dui, the jon gruden resignation and more. but they still have a chance and sunday. derek carr knows that it's going to be an electric atmosphere at allegiant stadium. >> i think it's going to be exciting. i think it will it will be loud. it's too, especially our our playoff game, you know, for our fans and all that kind of stuff. so, you know, it was exciting time, you know, for the last in the season to mean so much for our city and for the think about where we've come from to
see where we're at with a chance against a really good football as exciting and hopefully it's allowed las vegas. we need it's going to be it can be exciting times for sure. >> novak djokovich his chance to play for a 10th australian title is up in the air after the country denied him entry and canceled his recent because he failed to meet the requirements for a covid exemption has refused to acknowledge his vaccination status. he had received a medical exemption from his local government. but that was denied by australia's border. authorities. following an initial review of that exemption. he's being held in detention hotel while he seeks an injunction against the decision. australia's prime minister scott morrison said that if the evidence is sufficient. he's going to be
you go back. i mean, showed again. there we go. >> yeah. somebody decided to just toss that thing out the window. this is in san francisco. >> 5th floor of the building. kron 4 spoke with robert reed with recology of san francisco about the do's and don'ts of recycling trees. >> well, we want we collect 500 tons of christmas trees during the first 2 weeks of january big part of the recycling effort in san francisco to keep all those trees out of the landfill. take it out to the curb the night before your regularly scheduled collection day. >> so the advice is to not throw it out the window. sounds like. good to know. read ads that you want to make sure you take out any nails that might be and especially
sometimes they'll the build of wouldn't stand on the bottom. so want to get the nails out of the standard the tree because when they put the tree through the chippers. the nails could be injured. people the most created eventually goes to city parks and helps with drought measures by keeping the soil moist for plants to grow. i'm still not over. somebody tossing a tree, a 5th story window they want to get the dry needles on the rug. hope they looked out the window first. well, we leave you with that. that wraps up kron 4 news at 6. thanks for being with us. ken and pam, we'll be here for kron 4 news at 8, 9.10 not everybody.
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