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County Coronavirus Cases Now Number Over 200
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COVID-19 is “widespread in San Joaquin County,” according to information provided by the county’s Public Health Services.

The latest available figures, just prior to presstime on April 6, showed 212 confirmed cases and 11 deaths in the county.

Health officials reported that the county has averaged 10 new cases per day since March 20. Even so, the true numbers are not known as most cases, officials said, are not tested.

City data available should also be “interpreted with caution” as those residents with confirmed coronavirus may have contracted the illness elsewhere.

The countywide numbers are updated Monday through Friday, by 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., with the totals available on the Public Health Services website, www.sjcphs.org/.

The cases show roughly 59 percent female and 41 percent male cases, with the highest percentage of cases reported in the 18 to 49 age range, at 41 percent. The 50 to 64 age group is next at 38 percent, followed by 65-plus at 21 percent.

Stockton had more than 90 cases reported, with over 30 in Manteca, more than two dozen in Tracy, 18 in Lodi and around a dozen in Lathrop. Escalon and Ripon, in addition to the unincorporated area of the county, each had less than five confirmed cases, according to health officials.

Based on the Stay at Home Executive Order, which is in effect throughout California, those businesses allowed to stay open include: grocery stores and food banks; pharmacies and health care facilities; restaurants for take-out, delivery and drive thru; farmers markets; banks; laundromats; gas stations and convenience stores; essential government agencies; public transportation and utilities.

Closures extend to dine-in restaurants; bowling alleys and arcades; theaters and entertainment venues; gyms and fitness studios; bars, nightclubs and brew pubs.