Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, May 14.
• There have been 5,391 cases and 200 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Thursday afternoon.
• Across California there have been 73,164 cases and 3,032 deaths as of Thursday afternoon.
• Across the United States, there have been 1,415,894 cases and 85,813 deaths as of Thursday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.
• San Diego County public health officials reported 113 new coronavirus cases and six deaths as daily testing set a record of just under 4,000.
• The chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors said the county will seek permission to reopen faster than currently allowed by California guidelines.
• Gov. Gavin Newsom revised California’s budget down to $203 billion as the coronavirus pandemic batters the state with record job losses and shortfalls.
• The San Diego Symphony announced that the coronavirus pandemic will delay the planned inaugural summer season at The Shell on the bayfront until 2021.
• The San Diego-based hospital ship USNS Mercy will return to its home port Friday following nearly two months in Los Angeles, where it served as a relief valve while Southland medical centers coped with the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic.
• Red Door Interactive, a national marketing firm based in San Diego, has developed an algorithmic model predicting when each state can safely reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
• The city of San Diego is preparing to reopen three of its reservoirs for public recreation, with the Miramar and Murray reservoirs opening Friday, followed by the Lower Otay Reservoir on Saturday.
• A petition was launched to reopen a portion of Ocean Front Walk between Mission Beach and Pacific Beach to allow the rollerblader known as “Slomo” to once again take to the boardwalk, where he’s been a popular local fixture for years.
• In a salute to frontline healthcare workers, the Air Force’s Thunderbirds will conduct a aeries of flyovers of local hospitals beginning at noon on Friday. The flyovers will follow a south to north route, starting in the South Bay before heading north.
• Primavera, a popular family-owned Italian restaurant on Orange Avenue in Coronado, will not reopen after the pandemic. The restaurant was opened in 1989 by Cristos and Jeannette Stavros.
• UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management Thursday launched the Rady School Business Recovery Coalition to help businesses in the region navigate the challenges created by COVID-19.
• Columnist Peter Herman asks why football remains the top goal of San Diego State University, with athletes returning for training in July even though teaching will remain online in the fall.
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