San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel and healthcare staff at Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center salute each other on Friday. Courtesy Kaiser Permanente

Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, April 11.

There have been 1,761 cases and 45 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Saturday afternoon.

Across California there have been 20,615 cases and 609 deaths as of Saturday afternoon.

Across the United States, there have been 526,396 cases and 20,463 deaths as of Saturday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.

San Diego County health officials on Saturday reported progress in flattening the curve of new coronavirus cases but urged residents not to get impatient to return to normal life.

The famed Comic-Con International convention, which attracts more than 135,000 people to San Diego, is “unlikely” to hold its usual gathering this year.

People in about 30 cars staged a noisy protest outside the Otay Mesa Detention Center related to COVID-19 and inmates, and three people were cited.

The Navy reported 103 new cases of coronavirus onboard the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, bringing the number of positive cases on the ship to 550.

 San Diego County launched a new awareness campaign in which the public can submit photos of themselves holding a sign, such as “stay in place, maintain space and cover your face,” that can be shared on social media.

Two more crew members aboard the San Diego-based hospital ship USNS Mercy tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to three.

Stay-at-home orders will be strictly enforced across San Diego County on Easter Sunday, but political leaders say the majority of local faith organizations are already complying with public health guidelines.

Columnist Molly Bowman-Styles writes that California’s previously successful ban on single-use plastic bags is at risk during the pandemic.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.