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Coronavirus in San Diego and California

The San Diego Workforce Partnership reports in March and April nearly 50,000 local workers lost their jobs. And to make things tougher, News 8 has been getting several emails from viewers who are still having a hard time filing for unemployment because the system is overloaded.

There are record numbers of people on the EDD website and the state has added extra staff and increased call center hours. One local expert said as frustrating San Diego News as it might be to try and file online, it's still the best way to file.

No weekend protesters cited for violating stay-at-home orders in San Diego County
Sunday marked the second day of protests in San Diego County and police did not issue any citations for those violating the stay-at-home order in place. News 8 received several emails from viewers asking why. 

San Diego Sheriff’s deputies monitored the crowd in Encinitas Sunday but did not issue citations, according to officials. It was the same with protesters who took to the streets in Downtown San Diego on Saturday.

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Del Mar Races summer season intended to go on as of now
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club released the statement below to News 8 on Sunday regarding their upcoming summer season. As of now, the season is slated to begin July 18.

"The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is following the public health guidelines recommended by state and local officials as well as monitoring the status of the other horse racing facilities in California and around the country.  As of now, we intend to hold our summer race meet on its scheduled dates with a steadfast commitment to ensuring the safety and welfare of our workforce, the public and our equine and human athletes.  We will continue to work with the relevant public health officials as we get closer to our scheduled opening and will make decisions on any potential modifications at the appropriate time."

San Diego County releases new numbers on COVID-19 cases
San Diego County health officials are no longer holding media briefings on weekend days but did provide new numbers on COVID-19 cases.

There are now a total of 2,268 confirmed cases - an increase of 55 from Saturday; the number of deaths among county residents remained at 71.

The latest update also stated that 552 or just under 25% of cases have required hospitalization and 188 were placed in ICU (just over 8%).

More detailed numbers and statistics will be available here around 5 p.m. Sunday.

Weekday media briefings with county health and elected officials will resume Monday.

Free video series offered to nurses fighting pandemic by Press Release Distribution Service San Diego nurse, veteran of AIDS crisis
As COVID-19 continues to take its heaviest toll in the health-care industry, a San Diego nurse attorney, author, and veteran of the AIDS crisis is offering nurses a free video series to help them survive the new pandemic

Lorie Brown put together the video series to provide tips for nurses on the front line of the coronavirus fight. It features 18 experts who provide advice such as keeping up immunity, getting better sleep, practicing mindfulness and understanding nurses' rights.

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