Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Wednesday, May 6

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It’s day 48 of Sacramento County’s stay-at-home order.

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

Sacramento County cases: 1,142
Sacramento County deaths: 47

Yolo County cases: 172
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

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Yuba and Sutter counties are making a “big mistake” by allowing salons and other in-person businesses to operate, because it could threaten the slowdown in cases of coronavirus.

Sacramento County’s health director is working on a proposal to reopen some Sacramento businesses faster than others elsewhere in the state, in line with a plan by the governor to take a region-by-region approach to reopening.

California’s Pacific Islanders are becoming infected with coronavirus at more than twice the rate of the state’s population as a whole. They are dying at 2.6 times the rate.

Five people are being treated for COVID-19 at Sleep Train Arena. They were transferred there from nursing homes. (Video)

California dentists don’t know whether they are allowed to work again because the orders are unclear. They also don’t have enough masks because the state took them away.

This story explains the three types of COVID-19 tests: diagnostic, antibody and antigen.

Arden Fair plans to open for curbside pickup starting Friday. (Video)

*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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