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.

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About one-third of those confirmed cases have been linked to church gatherings, public health officials say.

“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.

Health officials also noted that there was a confirmed case of the coronavirus in all but one city in Sacramento County.

Comments (3)
  1. XYZ says:

    Have a couple of neighbors who say if it ain’t in the bible they won’t do it. And they wonder why church membership plummeted… seems to be gathering places for the unfortunately low IQ’d. Never heard of the Internet either.

  2. Skippy says:

    The ignorance of the religious is life threatening. It’s ALWAYS been that way, why should today, this crisis be any different?

  3. Zach says:

    XYZ, remind them of Ecclesiastes 7:16-18 16Do not be overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself? 17Do not be excessively wicked, and do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time? 18It is good to grasp the one and not let the other slip from your hand. For he who fears God will follow both warnings.…

    Nevermind failing Satan’s temptation of Jesus not to cast himself from the temple.

    ” If it’s not in The Bible…” *facepalm* what about loving your neighbor? Love God, love your neighbor as yourself. On this rests the Law and the prophets. Stay Home! Faith without l9ve is nothing.

    Feel free to show them this. I’m just some guy on the internet in the Bay Area who’s been on lockdown a week longer than you all up there….

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