Empty San Diego International Airport
Rep. Scott Peters snapped this photo of a nearly empty San Diego International Airport last week.

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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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.