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60th COVID case confirmed in Citrus Heights, as county extends shelter order

A screenshot of a county health department map taken April 30 shows the number of COVID-19 cases in Citrus Heights and Sacramento County, with darker shades representing more cases.

Sentinel staff report–
Sacramento County health officials extended a stay-at-home health order on Wednesday, in a continued effort “to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible.”

As of Thursday, the county’s COVID-19 map showed Citrus Heights had 60 confirmed cases of the disease, up from 51 last week, and four related deaths. Countywide there have been 1,077 cases and 43 related deaths.

All deaths in Citrus Heights and Sacramento County “are among those age 65 and older, had underlying conditions, and/or had other risk factors,” according to the county’s health department.

The county’s stay-at-home health order was initially set to expire May 1, but has been extended for another three weeks. The new order relaxes some restrictions, allowing dental offices to reopen, along with dog parks, food trucks and select other activities — as long as social distancing measures are in practice.

See county health order: click here

Calls for an immediate re-opening of the economy have been growing, as many workers and businesses continue to suffer economic losses. Critics of the coronavirus mitigation measures also say the high number of deaths originally predicted never materialized.

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