Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Monday, March 30

Did you miss anything? Here’s a roundup of coronavirus-related news in our region.
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It’s day 11 of Sacramento County’s shelter-in-place order.

The numbers:

Sacramento County cases: 164
Sacramento County deaths: 6

Yolo County cases: 16
Yolo County deaths: 1

Placer County cases: 53
Placer County deaths: 2

El Dorado County cases: 12
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Sources: https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx; https://www.yolocounty.org/health-human-services/adults/communicable-disease-investigation-and-control/novel-coronavirus-2019; https://www.placer.ca.gov/6448/Cases-in-Placer; https://www.edcgov.us/Government/hhsa/Pages/EDCCOVID-19-Cases.aspx

Sacramento County’s Health Services Director is “cautiously optimistic” that residents’ level of physical distancing may cut into the expected spike in coronavirus cases in the county.

An activist who lives in Arden Arcade started Sacramento Mutual Aid Network, which connects people who need assistance with activities such as buying groceries to people who can help.

UC Davis has two clinical trials underway to treat patients with severe COVID-19.

Here are some ideas for minding your mental health during this challenging time.

Vehicle access is closed at all California State Parks, and many parks are closed altogether. Here’s a list that will be updated regularly.

B Street Theatre has launched Virtual Offerings, including a Wednesday night “B” Social, where B Street staff and company members share stories and answer questions via Zoom.

Sacramento Area Sewer District reminds us that most toilet paper alternatives should not be flushed because they can wreak havoc on the sewer system.

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