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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