Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 10:25 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26
• There have been 6,882 cases and 249 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Tuesday afternoon.
• Across California there have been 96,733 cases and 3,814 deaths as of Tuesday afternoon.
• Across the United States, there have been 1,680,625 cases and 98,902 deaths as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.
• San Diego County public health officials reported 85 new coronavirus cases but no deaths and suggested the epidemic may have peaked in late April.
• Gov. Gavin Newsom cleared the way for barbershops and hair salons to open in 47 counties, including San Diego County.
• Dustin Levi Hart says he and his wife wore small swastikas on their faces for almost an hour while shopping May 2 at Food for Less in Santee. It was a protest against state lockdown orders, he said.
• A San Diego federal judge refused to release 34 “medically vulnerable” detainees from the Otay Mesa Detention Center, which has the largest COVID-19 outbreak among the nation’s U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement facilities.
• A recently renovated Super 8 motel in South San Diego will be available as temporary housing for homeless families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced.
• There are coronavirus outbreaks at nine food processing plants in the tiny industrial city of Vernon, including the Farmer John slaughterhouse, where 153 workers have tested positive for COVID-19.
• As California’s stay-at-home restrictions begin to lift, mall giant Simon Properties reopened nine of its Southern California retail centers, including three in San Diego County.
• San Diego County opened a coronavirus testing site in Julian, the first of five rural pop-up testing locations, in an effort to expand testing outside urban areas.
• A man who allegedly stabbed a transient at the culmination of an Escondido crime spree pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges, with police saying new jail booking criteria established during the COVID-19 pandemic kept the suspect out of custody despite numerous arrests.
• UC San Diego Health has provided mobile life support systems to multiple COVID-19 patients in the last three weeks, giving a chance to patients so ill that ventilators alone cannot sustain life.
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