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One-third of COVID-19 cases in Sac County tied to church gatherings, officials say – KCRA Sacramento

Around one-third of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sacramento County have been tied to church gatherings, health officials said Wednesday. As of Wednesday, Sacramento County has reported 314 cases of coronavirus and nine deaths related to coronavirus complications. Sacramento County Public Health found that approximately one-third of the total cases were connected to church gatherings, and urge all residents from all faiths and backgrounds to stay home. “Sacramento County is urging – and, not just because the Public Health Order calls for it – all residents, from all faiths and all backgrounds to stay home – lives in our communities depend on it,” officials said in a press release. Public health officials also said new data show people may be able to spread the virus two to three days before showing symptoms.Everyone is encouraged to stay home, wash hands often and stay 6 feet away from others – even if you feel healthy. “Social distancing works. We must keep our distance from others and not gather with any non-household members. Period. If we do not slow the spread of cases, a surge of sick people could have the potential to overwhelm our hospitals, doctors and equipment resources and could result in additional deaths,” said, Dr. Peter Beilenson, Director of the Department of Health Services.Although essential businesses such as grocery stores remain open, residents are encouraged to minimize their trips as much as possible.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. —

Around one-third of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sacramento County have been tied to church gatherings, health officials said Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, Sacramento County has reported 314 cases of coronavirus and nine deaths related to coronavirus complications.

Sacramento County Public Health found that approximately one-third of the total cases were connected to church gatherings, and urge all residents from all faiths and backgrounds to stay home.

“Sacramento County is urging – and, not just because the Public Health Order calls for it – all residents, from all faiths and all backgrounds to stay home – lives in our communities depend on it,” officials said in a press release.

Public health officials also said new data show people may be able to spread the virus two to three days before showing symptoms.

Everyone is encouraged to stay home, wash hands often and stay 6 feet away from others – even if you feel healthy.

“Social distancing works. We must keep our distance from others and not gather with any non-household members. Period. If we do not slow the spread of cases, a surge of sick people could have the potential to overwhelm our hospitals, doctors and equipment resources and could result in additional deaths,” said, Dr. Peter Beilenson, Director of the Department of Health Services.

Although essential businesses such as grocery stores remain open, residents are encouraged to minimize their trips as much as possible.

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