Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 5:55 p.m. on Sunday.
• There have been 519 cases of coronavirus disease and seven deaths among San Diego County residents as of late Sunday afternoon.
• Across California there have been 4,643 cases and 101 deaths as of Saturday afternoon. Case numbers had not been updated as of 5:50 p.m. on Sunday.
• San Diego County health officials said four restaurant workers and one grocery store employee have tested positive for coronavirus as the number of cases gew by 31 to 519.
• President Trump extended national social distancing guidelines to April 30, backtrackin for a previous suggestions that the country could reopen by Easter. The announcement came after Dr. walking back his previous remarks that he wanted the country to reopen for business by Easter. Earlier infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said the United States could see 100,000 coronavirus deaths.
• The California Department of Parks and Recreation closed the parking lots at all 280 state parks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
• The hospital ship USNS Mercy, which was deployed Monday from Naval Station San Diego to provide coronavirus relief in Los Angeles, began to accept patients.
• In a series of new orders and regulations, California has eased restrictions on cannabis dispensaries and alcohol sales by restaurants to help them weather the financial impact of shelter-in-place orders.
• An Escondido Albertsons worker tested positive for COVID-19 this week, and the local grocery union president said about a dozen union members have contracted the virus throughout Southern California.
• San Diego community leaders are urging residents to take 10 minutes and complete their 2020 Census form by April 1 to ensure the region gets needed federal funds and Congressional seats.
• With children home around the clock because of school closures, parents and others with minors in their care need to be even more vigilant about household hazards, according to CalFire San Diego.
• A San Diego auto business raised thousands of dollars to purchase gloves for a hospital in Kearny Mesa.
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