Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13.
• There have been 5,278 cases and 194 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Wednesday afternoon.
• Across California there have been 71,141 cases and 2,934 deaths as of Wednesday afternoon.
• Across the United States, there have been 1,388,936 cases and 83,791 deaths as of Wednesday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.
• San Diego County public health officials reported 117 new coronavirus cases and 5 deaths along with an “encouraging” level of daily testing.
• A man who wore a small Nazi flag attached to his face mask while shopping last week is under investigation by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
• San Diego County’s Public Health Officer said plans by several tribal casinos to reopen in the coming week create a health risk amid the coronavirus pandemic.
• Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf toured the San Ysidro Port of Entry and the southwest border wall, where he met with members of various federal, state and local agencies regarding their challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
• National City, which has experienced the highest rate of COVID-19 cases among San Diego County cities, will be ramping up testing efforts in response.
• With the coronavirus increasingly a risk outside of California’s urban areas, Borrego Health is responding with three days of drive-through testing in Borrego Springs.
• The San Diego Superior Court began livestreaming criminal court proceedings on its YouTube page in order to provide public access during the court’s COVID-19-related closures.
• The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is seeking emergency powers to shut down bars and restaurants if they disobey the state’s public health order.
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