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Further: Golden State’s new COVID-19 cases are down 32%, emaciated sea lions are showing up in Ventura County, and $ 600 state-issued stimulus checks approved for households low income.

It’s the start of a new week, and I’m Winston Gieseke, philanthropy and special sections editor for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs.

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An update on the COVID-19 vaccine

Newsom promises more vaccines for farm workers in Central Valley

Let the party begin with some of Monday’s immunization numbers: California administered 7.3 million doses of COVID-19 out of the 8.8 million that have been delivered statewide. The state shipped 9.3 million doses. According to White House press secretary Jen Psaki, about 2 million of the 6 million doses delayed by last week’s winter weather were delivered over the weekend. As for the rest, “We plan to catch up quickly this week,” Psaki told ABC.

Newsom promises more photos for central valley farm workers

Newsom promises more vaccines for farm workers in Central Valley

Other vaccines are directed to the vast central valley of California, an agricultural region whose workers and residents have been hit hard by the coronavirus, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday.

The multi-county region, which includes the cities of Fresno and Bakersfield, will receive many more vaccines this week dedicated to farm workers. The governor has made equitable access to the coronavirus vaccine a priority, and the change in allocation formula comes as the state sets out to inoculate others beyond healthcare workers into jobs essentials, including food, agricultural workers and teachers.

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