Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Tuesday, May 26

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It’s day 68 of Sacramento County’s stay-at-home order.

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

Sacramento County cases: 1,310
Sacramento County deaths: 56

Yolo County cases: 198
Yolo County deaths: 22

Placer County cases: 188
Placer County deaths: 9

El Dorado County cases: 78
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Amador County cases: 10
Amador County deaths: 0

Yuba-Sutter Area cases: 70
Yuba-Sutter Area deaths: 3

Nevada County cases: 41
Nevada County deaths: 1

California announced that statewide, retail stores can open for in-store shopping and churches can open their doors for worship, pending county approval, as long as they follow state guidelines intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors may make decisions today on how and when to allow customers inside restaurants and nonessential retail shops.

African Americans are almost three times as likely as their non-Hispanic white peers to learn that they have COVID-19 through a hospital emergency room or hospital test, says Sutter Health. They are also more likely to be admitted for care.

The beach at Discovery Park was packed with people celebrating Memorial Day, and they were not practicing social distancing or wearing masks. (Video)

At least 2,000 people rallied in front of the state Capitol on Saturday to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued another extension for driver’s licenses and permits.