Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 9:25 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14.
• There have been 1,930 cases and 53 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Tuesday afternoon.
• Across California there have been 23,338 cases and 758 deaths as of Tuesday afternoon.
• Across the United States, there have been 602,989 cases and 25,575 deaths as of Tuesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University.
• San Diego County public health officials reported 83 new cases of coronavirus and six more deaths on Tuesday as the curve of infection continues to flatten.
• Gov. Gavin Newsom said California is “bending the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic and outlined six indicators to be met before stay-at-home orders can be eased.
• The San Diego County Fair won’t be held in 2020, organizers announced in the latest COVID-19 blow to a popular local institution.
• Plans were announced to extend COVID-19 outreach efforts to San Diego’s transient population as part of the city’s Operation Shelter to Home campaign, which has moved hundreds of homeless individuals into the San Diego Convention Center.
• Four sailors from the San Diego-based USS Theodore Roosevelt have been hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms as total cases among the crew nears 600.
• People recovering from COVID-19 infections could experience a host of mental disorders and related challenges even after the pandemic subsides, according to three researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
• The number of coronavirus cases among crew members on the USNS Mercy has grown to seven. The San Diego-based hospital ship is docked in Los Angeles to provide overflow support for the city’s hospitals.
• Qualifying small businesses in the city of San Diego must apply by Tuesday evening for money from the city’s Small Business Relief Fund, which recently received more than $300,000 in donations amid the pandemic.
• Airports in San Diego County will receive more than $91.6 million in government aid to help respond to plunging demand created by the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Federal Aviation Administration announced.
• The San Diego City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance deferring fees and renewing permits for businesses requiring police regulation for 120 days in light of economic slowdowns from the COVID-19 pandemic.
• San Diego nurse San Diegan Pantea Vahidi creates a virtual support group for caregivers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
• A community organizer urges San Diegans to join a rent strike on May 1 for financial relief during the COVID-19 outbreak.
• Thousands of Major League Baseball employees are set to take part in a study that aims to determine how deeply the disease caused by the coronavirus has impacted cities across the country.
• Feeding San Diego announced that it has added three new meal distribution sites to expand its reach to county youth in need of food supplies due to COVID-19 related school closures.
• Claiming First Amendment protections, Fox News on Tuesday asked a judge in Washington state to dismiss a lawsuit by the nonprofit group WASHLITE.
• The CEO of of Health Center Partners of Southern California writes that the federal government must do more to ensure that nonprofit community health centers do not close during the pandemic.
• Scripps Health President Chris Van Gorder writes that we should not relax stay-at-home orders until we are sure that our healthcare providers have all of the personal protective gear they need, along with the ventilators, pharmaceuticals and other supplies required to care for COVID-19 patients
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