Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 19.
• There have been 2,268 cases and 71 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Sunday afternoon.
• Across California there have been 30,333 cases and 1,166 deaths as of Sunday afternoon.
• Across the United States, there have been 759,086 cases and 40,661 deaths as of Sunday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.
• The number of coronavirus cases in San Diego County grew by 55 but no new deaths were reported by the county Health and Human Services Agency.
• Gov. Gavin Newsom’s task force on rebuilding the California economy will be co-chaired by former presidential candidate and businessman Tom Steyer and include an A-list of business leaders from a broad spectrum of sectors — from retail to restaurants and from airlines to utilities.
• A group of about 100 people marched along South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas to protest the closure of beaches, parks and trails in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
• As the statewide shelter-at-home order enters its fifth week, more and more San Diego restaurants are responding with unique ideas for making takeout the highlight of your locked-down day.
• Civil rights activist Enrique Morones warns that many undocumented immigrants will be wary of being tested for coronavirus without extensive outreach to calm their fear of being deported.
• “One World: Together at Home,” Saturday’s two-hour special featuring performances by some of music’s top names to help raise funds for the fight against the coronavirus, raised nearly $128 million, according to organizers.
• As COVID-19 continues to take its heaviest toll in the health-care industry, a San Diego nurse attorney, author and veteran of the AIDS crisis is offering nurses a free video series to help them survive the new pandemic.
• Dan “Boltman” Jauregui keeps the blue-and-gold faith while sheltering in place, adapting to a new mantra of “testing, testing, testing” so football can return. The Ramona realtor talks with Times of San Diego about how he’s coping amid coronavirus.
• Columnist Michael Berk writes that President Trump has gone too far in urging supporters to “liberate” states and demand their governors lift restrictions that are just beginning to work.
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