Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28.
• There have been 3,314 cases and 118 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Tuesday afternoon.
• Across California there have been 45,031 cases and 1,809 deaths as of Tuesday evening.
• Across the United States, there have been 1,012,517 cases and 58,356 deaths as of Tuesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University.
• San Diego County public health officials reported 173 COVID-19 cases and five more deaths while expressing confidence in reaching a goal of 5,100 coronavirus tests daily.
• San Diego police have submitted a second case against an admitted organizer of two recent protests opposing state and county stay-at-home orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Saying the state is “weeks, not months” away from relaxing stay-at-home orders, Gov. Gavin Newsom outlined a risk-based, phased approach for the reopening of businesses, but said no timeline has been set.
• A Everett, WA-based destroyer experiencing a coronavirus outbreak docked at Naval Base San Diego so that sailors could be treated and the ship disinfected.
• Public transit passengers in San Diego will be required to wear face coverings when on-board busses or trolleys, at transit stations and while waiting at bus stops starting Friday.
• Two Bakersfield doctors were interviewed on Fox News after they announced research showing COVID-19 is no worse than the common flu. Their work was quickly debunked by the medical profession.
• Fewer than half of Americans plan to go to sports events, concerts, movies and amusement parks when they reopen to the public until there is a proven coronavirus vaccine, according to a new poll.
• The vibrant San Diego theater community has come together to plan for a coordinated reopening once the coronavirus pandemic recedes.
• A community clinic conducting COVID-19 testing at its health centers across San Diego County received $10,000 in donations for personal protective equipment.
• The Gary & Mary West Senior Dental Center will distribute 5,000 oral hygiene kits to vulnerable seniors sheltering at home in San Diego County.
• From May 4 to June 30, the San Diego County Bar Association will be offering free estate planning services to first responders and healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.
• At-risk elderly in El Cajon will receive over $62,500 in groceries and essential items as a result of a donation from the LA Chargers, a funding initiative from City of El Cajon and partnership with Rock Church, ElderHelp of San Diego and Leave It To Us, a nationwide movement of college volunteers shopping on behalf of homebound seniors.
• A UC San Diego researcher writes that our post-pandemic future will likely be fraught with mental health challenges from rising rates of depression, anxiety, and delirium due to COVID-19.
• San Diego pollster John Nienstedt writes that the pandemic may lead to generational strife because the older generation doesn’t believe it’s seriously threatened, while the younger generation is worried about inheriting a bankrupt future.
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