Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Tuesday, May 12

Did you miss anything? Here’s a roundup of coronavirus-related news in our region.
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It’s day 54 of Sacramento County’s stay-at-home order.

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

Sacramento County cases: 1,181
Sacramento County deaths: 50

Yolo County cases: 174
Yolo County deaths: 20

Placer County cases: 170
Placer County deaths: 8

El Dorado County cases: 56
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Amador County cases: 8
Amador County deaths: 0

Yuba-Sutter Area cases: 55
Yuba-Sutter Area deaths: 3

Nevada County cases: 41
Nevada County deaths: 1

At least eight Northern California counties—Placer, El Dorado, Yuba, Sutter, Nevada, Butte, Colusa and Modoc—are trying to persuade California health officials that they are ready to fast-track the opening of key segments of their economies.

The Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce is pushing for more businesses to be allowed to open.

The Palladio outdoor mall in Folsom has reopened for curbside pickup.

Los Rios Community College District announced that its classes will be held online for the fall semester due to the pandemic. (Video)

Tesla reopened its Alameda County manufacturing plant despite the county’s continuing stay-at-home order.

The pandemic has caused some local companies to consider permanent work-from-home arrangements for their employees. (Video)

Beware of “super emitters”! A UC Davis researcher explains the role speech can play in virus transmission. (Video)