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Citrus Heights now has 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19

A screenshot of a new county health department map taken last week shows the number of COVID-19 cases in Citrus Heights and Sacramento County, with darker shades representing more cases.

Sentinel staff report–
As of April 16, Citrus Heights has 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up from 31 cases a week ago. Deaths associated with the disease remain at two, according to health officials.

The latest figures are reported in an interactive mapping tool published by the Sacramento County Department of Health, updated Thursday morning. The map breaks down cases by zip code, with slightly more confirmed cases showing up in the eastern half of the city in the 95610 zip code, compared to the 95621 zip code, which covers the western portion of the city.

A total of 879 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Sacramento County, with 32 related deaths reported. Compared to a week ago, there were about 25% less cases and 22 total deaths in the county.

According to health officials, deaths reported in Citrus Heights and countywide all involved those who were “either age 65+ and/or had underlying health conditions and/or other risk factors​.”

The majority of confirmed COVID-19 cases are within the 18 to 49 age group, with a total of 388 cases reported. There are 263 cases among those age 65 and up, and 217 cases involving those age 50 to 64. There have only been 11 cases reported among those under 18 years of age in Sacramento County.

County health officials have extended a stay-at-home health order through May 1, but that order could be extended again.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday outlined a plan for reopening the economy, but did not announce a specific date. He told reporters to ask for a date again in two weeks.

The governor said reopening the economy will depend on California seeing a flattening and decline in coronavirus hospitalization rates, along with six criteria that included expanding of testing and a heightened ability to trace infections through a workforce of health care workers.

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