Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Wednesday, April 29

Did you miss anything? Here’s a roundup of coronavirus-related news in our region.

It’s day 41 of Sacramento County’s stay-at-home order.

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

Sacramento County cases: 1068
Sacramento County deaths: 42

Yolo County cases: 162
Yolo County deaths: 16

Placer County cases: 145
Placer County deaths: 8

El Dorado County cases: 44
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Amador County cases: 8
Amador County deaths: 0

Yuba-Sutter Area cases: 46
Yuba-Sutter Area deaths: 3

Nevada County cases: 41
Nevada County deaths: 1

Gov. Gavin Newsom laid out a four-stage plan to reopen California.

At least 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths in California are from eldercare facilities.

El Dorado County’s stay-at-home order is set to expire on Thursday. The county’s public health officer says residents should still comply with the state order to stay home. The expiration is meant to help streamline the rules and put the county in a position to move forward more easily during the recovery phase. (Video)

California schools could start their year as early as July to make up for the learning loss that occurred when they closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

COVID-19 antibody tests are becoming available for people to purchase. Sacramento County’s public health director says it’s too soon to recommend the tests because not all people who recover from the disease develop antibodies, it isn’t known if antibodies indicate immunity and the accuracy of the tests hasn’t been proven. (Video)

Burning Man in its usual form was canceled for 2020, and “burners” who own trailers won’t be using them to drive to the Nevada desert. They are lending the unused trailers to healthcare workers to live in temporarily.