Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Thursday, April 2

Did you miss anything? Here’s a roundup of coronavirus-related news in our region.
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It’s day 14 of Sacramento County’s shelter-in-place order.

The numbers:

Sacramento County cases: 314
Sacramento County deaths: 9

Yolo County cases: 28
Yolo County deaths: 1

Placer County cases: 78
Placer County deaths: 2

El Dorado County cases: 18
El Dorado County deaths: 0


One third of Sacramento County COVID-19 cases are linked to churches.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg exhorts any faith congregations that are still holding in-person services to stop, confirms that the Army Corps of Engineers may set up Sleep Train Arena as a hospital, says the construction industry has not been shut down and more in a livestreamed video. (Video replay)

Sacramento County has launched specially outfitted fire department units that will go to high-risk patients, allowing the patients to stay in one place and possibly reducing the spread of the coronavirus. (Video)

Masks may help stop the spread of the virus, but it’s more important to stay home.

UC Davis Health has published a paper about what it learned during treatment of the first community-acquired case of COVID-19 in the United States.

The novel coronavirus caused a Placerville girl to celebrate her 10th birthday in a novel way.