Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Friday, April 17

Did you miss anything? Here’s a roundup of coronavirus-related news in our region.
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It’s day 29 of Sacramento County’s shelter-in-place order.

The numbers, as of 9 a.m.*:

Sacramento County cases: 896
Sacramento County deaths: 32

Yolo County cases: 125
Yolo County deaths: 7

Placer County cases: 130
Placer County deaths: 8

El Dorado County cases: 35
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Amador County cases: 7
Amador County deaths: 0

Yuba-Sutter Area cases: 39
Yuba-Sutter Area deaths: 3

A worker from Safeway’s distribution center in Tracy has died of complications from COVID-19 and 51 workers have tested positive for the virus.

California is officially in a recession, experts say, and it could last for several budget cycles.

The antiviral drug Remdesivir shows promise as a treatment for COVID-19, according to UC Davis Health.

California’s African-American and Pacific Islander populations have disproportionately high death rates from COVID-19.

Hundreds of appointments are going to waste at Sacramento’s drive-through COVID-19 testing center at Cal Expo when people sign up for appointments then don’t show up.

As if a pandemic alone isn’t enough to contend with, state officials are preparing for wildfire season and the possibility of having to evacuate people while physical-distancing orders are still in effect.

Sacramento Republic FC has created a hotline that allows fans to interact with players, coaches and staff during the coronavirus outbreak. (Video)