Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Friday, April 24

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It’s day 36 of Sacramento County’s stay-at-home order.

The numbers, as of 10 a.m.*:

Sacramento County cases: 1,019
Sacramento County deaths: 41

Yolo County cases: 155
Yolo County deaths: 12

Placer County cases: 139
Placer County deaths: 8

El Dorado County cases: 40
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Amador County cases: 8
Amador County deaths: 0

Yuba-Sutter Area cases: 44
Yuba-Sutter Area deaths: 3

Nevada County cases: 36
Nevada County deaths: 1

In a news conference, Gov. Gavin Newsom said California had its “deadliest day” on Wednesday, with at least 115 people dying of coronavirus, an 8.5% increase over the previous day.

Sacramento County reported five COVID-19 deaths on Thursday morning, the second largest day-to-day increase since the pandemic began. The highest number of deaths, six, was reported for the day ending April 5.

This commentary compares the COVID-19 death counts of New York and California, and looks at the roles of high-density housing and mass transit in spreading infection.

Roberts Family Development center volunteers are going to African American communities, which are disproportionately affected by coronavirus, to give away hundreds of free masks. (Video)

El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is now offering drive up, takeout meals for county residents ages 60 and older. There’s a suggested contribution of $3 per meal.

In years past, some Sacramento mosques have had more than 1,000 people attend evening prayer services during Ramadan. This year area mosques will hold religious services online.