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: Photographer Finds Body In South Lake Tahoe Meadow
About one-third of those confirmed cases have been linked to church gatherings, public health officials say.READ MORE: 2 Of 4 Suspects Wanted For November 2021 Organized Retail Thefts In Davis Arrested
“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: Fire Starts Between Two Homes In Ceres, Spreads To Attics; Several People Displaced
Health officials also noted that there was a confirmed case of the coronavirus in all but one city in Sacramento County.