Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Thursday, April 23

Did you miss anything? Here’s a roundup of coronavirus-related news in our region.
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It’s day 35 of Sacramento County’s stay-at-home order.

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

Sacramento County cases: 987
Sacramento County deaths: 41

Yolo County cases: 151
Yolo County deaths: 12

Placer County cases: 133
Placer County deaths: 8

El Dorado County cases: 39
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Amador County cases: 8
Amador County deaths: 0

Yuba-Sutter Area cases: 42
Yuba-Sutter Area deaths: 3

Nevada County cases: 36
Nevada County deaths: 1

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon say that as the region comes out of the pandemic, “green” investments, such as renewable energy and transit, must be part of the economic recovery plan.

A resident of Santa Clara County died of COVID-19 on Feb. 6, more than three weeks before the death of the Washington resident who was previously thought to be the first person in the nation to die of the disease.

Gov. Gavin Newsom says state workers may be retrained as a workforce of 10,000 to “test and trace” coronavirus cases.

The California Highway Patrol will no longer issue permits for events at the Capitol.

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center announced that all its in-person events for 2020 have been canceled. That includes the summer SacPride festival, which last year drew thousands of people to Capitol Mall.

Mercy Pedalers, known delivering food and supplies to the homeless by bike, has lost 80 percent of its volunteers because so many were older than 65. The group is now serving from tables while social distancing. Mercy Pedalers’ founder, Sister Libby Fernandez, has forged partnerships with 30 nonprofits to keep aid to the homeless flowing. (Video)

Our region usually sees around 2,000 weddings in the first quarter of the year, and experts say this year 95 percent of them were postponed or canceled.