Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16.
• There have been 5,662 cases and 209 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Saturday afternoon.
• Across California there have been 76,793 cases and 3,204 deaths as of Saturday afternoon.
• Across the United States, there have been 1,467,796 cases and 88,754 deaths as of Saturday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.
• The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 139 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths as testing set a record for the third day in a row.
• Several hundred protesters, many not wearing face coverings, rallied in front of the San Diego County Administration building to demand a full reopening of San Diego despite the coronavirus pandemic. Former Mayor Roger Hedgecock and county Supervisor Jim Desmond spoke at the rally.
• California’s undocumented immigrants can begin applying Monday for disaster relief payments of up to $1,000 per household under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus emergency assistance plan.
• Teachers could face layoffs because of a revised state budget that cuts public education funding more than during the Great Recession a decade ago.
• Guillermo Rodriguez writes that the pandemic has highlighted another inequality across the state — one-third of California residents don’t have access to safe, welcoming parks.
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