SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Health officials say a large chunk of confirmed coronavirus cases in Sacramento County is being linked to church-related gatherings.
Sacramento County public health announced new COVID-19 numbers on Wednesday. There are 314 total confirmed coronavirus cases in the county, officials say. Another death has also been linked to the coronavirus, bringing the count to 9.READ MORE: VIDEO: Crews Battle Broken Natural Gas Line Fire Under Road In Sacramento
About one-third of those confirmed cases have been linked to church gatherings, public health officials say.READ MORE: While New California Stimulus Could Go Long Way For Some, Economist Says It May Bring No Benefits
“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,” public health officials said in a release on Wednesday.
Essential businesses remain open, but health officials are urging people to try and minimize their trips to just going grocery shopping once a week.MORE NEWS: Suspect Killed In San Andreas Hostage Situation Identified, Said To Have Lengthy Criminal History
Health officials also noted that there was a confirmed case of the coronavirus in all but one city in Sacramento County.