Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday.
• There have been 135 cases of coronavirus disease among San Diego County residents as of late Saturday afternoon. Additionally, there have been 11 cases involving people quarantined at Miramar and 13 cases involving non-residents, primarily military personnel. So far, there have been no deaths.
• Across California there have been 1,224 cases and 23 deaths as of 12:15 p.m. Saturday.
• Kelvin Barrios, a runoff candidate for the San Diego City Council’s 9th District, tested positive Saturday for COVID-19. Barrios came in first in the March primary to replace Georgette Gomez on the council.
• County health officials said Saturday not everyone needs a coronavirus test, but San Diegans with symptoms should not ignore them.
• Local officials, lawmakers and businesses remained confused about who’s allowed to go outside and who should go to work in the country’s most populous state.
• The California Department of Public Health posted extensive information online Saturday to clarify the Governor’s stay-at-home order and define essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
• Some low-level, non-violent inmates facing trials and being held in San Diego County jails are being considered for release in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
• San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy has been hospitalized with symptoms of coronavirus disease, an associate reported Saturday.
• As the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic mounts, Gov. Gavin Newsom is preparing Californians for an unprecedented ramp-up of the hospital system.
• Despite quarantines and coronavirus, the Marines’ first squadron of new F-35C Lightning II stealth fighters at Miramar was certified safe-for-flight.
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