Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Tuesday, May 5

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It’s day 47 of Sacramento County’s stay-at-home order.

The numbers, as of 10 a.m.*:

Sacramento County cases: 1,133
Sacramento County deaths: 47

Yolo County cases: 171
Yolo County deaths: 19

Placer County cases: 162
Placer County deaths: 8

El Dorado County cases: 53
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

Some California retail operations can reopen on Friday. “Low risk” businesses, such as florists, bookstores, clothing and sporting goods stores will be allowed to start offering curbside pickup.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg has called on county health officials to require residents to wear masks in public as the stay-at-home order eases.

Sacramento County announced five more coronavirus deaths on Monday morning. Two were in Sacramento, with one each in Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova and Folsom.

Yuba and Sutter counties opened despite the statewide stay-at-home order.

Starting Wednesday, two California universities will begin training thousands of “coronavirus detectives,” state workers who will be reassigned to perform contact-tracing, or identifying and notifying people who have been exposed to the virus.

Sacramento’s public health order allows dentists to reopen for non-emergency procedures. (Video)

Parents are trying to keep their young children occupied without playdates.

*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;
https://www.yuba.org/coronavirus/;
https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

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