Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Friday, May 8

Did you miss anything? Here’s a roundup of coronavirus-related news in our region.
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It’s day 50 of Sacramento County’s stay-at-home order.

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

Sacramento County cases: 1,160
Sacramento County deaths: 50

Yolo County cases: 172
Yolo County deaths: 20

Placer County cases: 165
Placer County deaths: 8

El Dorado County cases: 54
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Amador County cases: 8
Amador County deaths: 0

Yuba-Sutter Area cases: 51
Yuba-Sutter Area deaths: 3

Nevada County cases: 41
Nevada County deaths: 1

The State of California is now facing an unprecedented $54.3 billion deficit.

California has outlined rules for allowing some businesses to reopen, and counties are being given latitude to allow some sectors, such as malls, car washes, pet grooming and dine-in restaurants, to reopen if they meet strict criteria.

California Highway Patrol blocked the west end of the state Capitol grounds with steel barriers and about 200 officers so hundreds of people who had come to protest California’s stay-at-home order couldn’t access the grounds. There were no arrests.

A Sacramento County jail inmate tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the lockdown of one wing of the facility.

Yolo County has amended its shelter-in-place order to allow retail stores to have curbside pickup and delivery starting today.

A geriatric psychiatrist talks about ways to ease the pandemic-related stress senior citizens may be feeling. (Video)

Gov. Gavin Newsom said he doesn’t see any stadium sporting events happening until a COVID-19 vaccine is available.