Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Thursday, May 7

Did you miss anything? Here’s a roundup of coronavirus-related news in our region.
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It’s day 49 of Sacramento County’s stay-at-home order.

The numbers, as of 11 a.m.*:

Sacramento County cases: 1,153
Sacramento County deaths: 48

Yolo County cases: 172
Yolo County deaths: 20

Placer County cases: 165
Placer County deaths: 8

El Dorado County cases: 54
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Amador County cases: 8
Amador County deaths: 0

Yuba-Sutter Area cases: 50
Yuba-Sutter Area deaths: 3

Nevada County cases: 41
Nevada County deaths: 1

Yuba Sutter Mall became the first mall to reopen in California, in defiance of the statewide stay-at-home order.

Alcoholic Beverage Control regulators paid visits to some restaurants in Yuba and Sutter counties and told them to shut down.

Free COVID-19 testing is now available to Sacramento County residents 18 and older, whether they have symptoms or not. The tests determine whether a person is currently infected.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones urged local officials to reopen the economy and let people go back to work.

The state of California will be refunded the $247 million it paid to a Chinese company for protective masks after the company failed to meet a deadline for federal certification of the masks. (Video)

A Q&A with the state official in charge of the Sleep Train Arena field hospital explains how the facility is being used. It currently has six patients, all of whom are of “low-acuity,” meaning they are stable. (Video)

The Sacramento River Cats are facing financial hardship due to the pandemic. (Video)

Mind-body practices such as qi gong, tai chi and yoga are available online, and can be helpful to people dealing with coronavirus-related stress.