Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Monday, April 6

Did you miss anything? Here’s a roundup of coronavirus-related news in our region.

It’s day 18 of Sacramento County’s shelter-in-place order.

The numbers:

Sacramento County cases: 442
Sacramento County deaths: 16

Yolo County cases: 33
Yolo County deaths: 1

Placer County cases: 103
Placer County deaths: 3

El Dorado County cases: 22
El Dorado County deaths: 0


A new test for coronavirus immunity is nearing approval. The blood test, from Stanford University, detects antibodies rather than active infection.

A Sacramento City Unified School District food service worker has tested positive for COVID-19.

California unemployment claims have jumped by nearly 500% over the previous week.

Davis nonprofit radio station KDRT offers twice-weekly COVID-19 Community Reports that cover the city as well as others in Yolo County.

Gov. Gavin Newsom launched a one-stop website for donations and sales of medical supplies.

A Sacramento filmmaker has made a short film showing Sacramento’s streets emptied by the coronavirus.