Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday.
• There have been 178 cases of coronavirus disease among San Diego County residents as of late Sunday afternoon. Additionally, there have been 11 cases involving people quarantined at Miramar and 16 cases involving non-residents, primarily military personnel. So far, there have been no deaths.
• Across California there have been 1,468 cases and 27 deaths as of 1:45 p.m. Sunday.
• Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tesla, Apple, Gap and other California companies are stepping up to make sorely needed medical supplies.
• Newsom said there are no plans to restrict access in or out of California or stop freeway traffic.
• Seven sailors assigned to San Diego-based ships have tested positive for coronavirus over the past two days.
• The Navy has sent medical teams with advanced testing equipment to three 7th Fleet ships to screen for COVID-19.
• Unemployment claims are increasing rapidly in California. Last Sunday, there were 40,000 claims; Monday, 70,000; Tuesday, 80,000; Wednesday, 125,000; Thursday, 135,000; and Friday, 114,000.
• Beach parking lots were shut down Sunday by San Diego Police officers to discourage large crowds from gathering.
• Two popular hiking trails in the East County were closed Sunday by Cleveland National Forest authorities to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
• Food banks throughout California are ramping up to assist possibly hundreds of thousands who might need food assistance during the pandemic.
• Petco is donating $2 million to launch an employee relief fund, the San Diego-based pet supply company announced Sunday.
• Mama’s Kitchen, a nonprofit that provides home-delivered, medically tailored meals and nutrition services to critically ill San Diegans, will continue to operate as an essential business that supports vulnerable community members isolated at home.
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