Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
• There have been 603 cases of coronavirus disease and nine deaths among San Diego County residents as of late Monday afternoon.
• Across California there have been 6,932 cases and 150 deaths as of Monday afternoon.
• San Diego County health officials reported the biggest increase in coronavirus cases to date, with the total growing by 131 to 734, and two new deaths.
• The captain of the San Diego-based USS Theodore Roosevelt is pleading with the Navy to get over 100 coronavirus-infected sailors off the ship and into shore housing.
• A passenger aboard the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship docked in San Diego has tested positive for novel coronavirus.
• Gov. Gavin Newsom called on retired doctors and nurses, medical students and others with a healthcare background to join a new California Health Corps to fight coronavirus.
• The San Diego Police Department is closing its police academy for at least two weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.
• A San Diego political action committee supporting Second Amendment rights applauded recent federal guidelines classifying gun shops as essential businesses that should remain open amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Passengers aboard the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship docked in San Diego will continue disembarking, but it will be the last cruise ship allowed to release passengers in the county until further notice.
• Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly toured the USNS Mercy Tuesday in Los Angeles, where the hospital ship is deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.
• In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Covered California is extending its special enrollment period through June 30 to help anyone uninsured and eligible to obtain health coverage because of job loss or other qualifying life events.
• Scripps Health announced that The Conrad Prebys Foundation has launched a $1 million challenge match gift to help provide critical supplies for front-line health care workers in the fight against COVID-19.
• San Diego-based Cubic Corp. is partnering with the University of Alabama in Huntsville to test an emergency ventilator device the company is developing.
• The San Diego International Film Festival will begin an online film series on Wednesday with a new movie every week. The first file is “Hawaii,” a drama from Romania.
• A Los Angeles educator writes that sith the coronavirus closing schools indefinitely, every student in California should have Internet access, and now is the time to make it happen.
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