Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 17.
• There have been 5,836 cases and 209 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Sunday afternoon.
• Across California there have been 78,839 cases and 3,261 deaths as of Sunday afternoon.
• Across the United States, there have been 1,486,375 cases and 89,549 deaths as of Sunday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.
• The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported 174 new coronavirus cases but no additional deaths from the disease.
• In an effort to combat recent hate incidents in Santee amid the pandemic, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said he will propose the creation of a human relations commission to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
• California’s pandemic budget heartache means its public colleges and universities are expected to receive nearly $2 billion less than planned for the coming year.
• Wide-ranging environmental programs announced with much fanfare in January have disappeared from California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s newest budget proposal, casualties of the global economic collapse during the pandemic.
• Cooks and chefs across California are back at work, launching a state project that uses federal disaster relief money that pays restaurants to prepare and deliver thousands of healthy meals for at-risk seniors.
• Want more ideas for creative home cooking during the pandemic? Here are recipes from Trust Restaurant Group and Patisserie Melanie.
• Columnist Dan Walters writes that Gov. Gavin Newsom is maximizing the forecast state budget deficit to provide political ammunition for his plea for federal aid.
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