Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Thursday, April 9

Did you miss anything? Here’s a roundup of coronavirus-related news in our region.
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It’s day 21 of Sacramento County’s shelter-in-place order.

The numbers:

Sacramento County cases: 580
Sacramento County deaths: 22

Yolo County cases: 67
Yolo County deaths: 3

Placer County cases: 117
Placer County deaths: 4

El Dorado County cases: 29
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Amador County cases: 3
Amador 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/dashboard-and-documents;
https://www.placer.ca.gov/6448/Cases-in-Placer;
https://www.edcgov.us/Government/hhsa/Pages/EDCCOVID-19-Cases.aspx;
https://www.amadorgov.org/services/covid-19

California’s adherence to stay-at-home orders and social distancing practices are flattening the coronavirus pandemic’s growth curve. That means the peak in cases is being delayed.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California will buy 200 million masks per month for healthcare and other workers.

This commentary explains why teenagers have a difficult time practicing social distancing, and it points the way toward helping them change their behavior.

Nugget Markets will require customers to wear masks starting on April 13. (Video)

Some Asian Americans are buying guns to protect themselves against coronavirus-related xenophobic violence.

COVID-19 anxiety and behavior changes in humans can affect dogs and cats. Here’s how to help your pet.

Miss the mall? Arden Fair will livestream concerts from some locally loved groups on Friday nights.