Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Tuesday, March 31

Did you miss anything? Here’s a roundup of coronavirus-related news in our region.
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It’s day 12 of Sacramento County’s shelter-in-place order.

The numbers:

Sacramento County cases: 224
Sacramento County deaths: 7

Yolo County cases: 24
Yolo County deaths: 1

Placer County cases: 57
Placer County deaths: 2

El Dorado County cases: 15
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

Many “essential” Sacramento County employees are still working in their offices, despite having jobs they say they could do from home.

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to recruit more medical workers by temporarily allowing retired doctors and nurses to return to work and bringing medical school and nursing students who have nearly graduated into the workforce.

Sleep Train Arena could become a temporary field hospital with 360 beds.

An engineering team from UC Davis is retrofitting existing medical devices to make masks and ventilators for use by hospitals if supplies run out. (Video)

The new Donate4Sacramento fundraising campaign gave more than $260,000 to community organizations that help people and businesses affected by COVID-19.

Registration for Burning Man has been postponed. The event is still scheduled for Aug. 30 to Sept. 7.

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