Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 23.
• There have been 2,643 cases and 100 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Thursday afternoon.
• Across California there have been 37,369 cases and 1,469 deaths as of Thursday afternoon.
• Across the United States, there have been 866,646 cases and 49,759 deaths as of Thursday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.
• San Diego County officials reported Thursday the largest daily increase in coronavirus cases to date and marked the grim milestone of 100 deaths from the pandemic.
• Communities in the South Bay and central San Diego have been hit the hardest by unemployment and nearly 300,000 San Diego County residents have lost jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
• The San Diego Unified School District reported nearly 90% of students have connected to distance-learning classes since the start of the soft launch period on April 6.
• The Navy reported Thursday that 100% of the San Diego-based USS Theodore Roosevelt’s crewmembers have been tested for COVID-19, with 840 positive cases among the carrier’s crew.
• Sharp HealthCare announced that pilots in more than two dozen planes will take to the skies on Friday to show their gratitude to health care workers around San Diego County.
• The Southwestern College Veterans Resource Center will partner with Courage to Call and Feeding San Diego at noon Saturday to provide free food to local active military, veterans, Guard reservists and their families.
• A precipitous drop in home sales during the second half of March due to the COVID-19 pandemic has since leveled off and begun to recover, the real estate site Zillow found.
• Amid the stay-at-home order, prospective home buyers in San Diego and across the country turned to the Internet in April to search for new property.
• Fox News lawyers have renewed their bid to have a Washington state court throw out a lawsuit that claims the cable network is misleading — and endangering — viewers of its COVID-19 coverage.
• Child Development Associations and the YMCA of San Diego County announced they will begin offering child care services to essential workers and at-risk populations for eligible participants.
• Columnist Dan Walters points out that coronavirus is taking an uneven toll, with California’s cases well before New York levels, but Los Angeles a hotspot within the Golden State.
• Columnist Nathan M. Greenfield writes that social distancing and washing hands may be effective against the virus, but clash with the frontier ethos of manhood embraced by many American men.
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