Sacramento County released the latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases. As of Monday, April 6, 462 patients have tested positive for the coronavirus. Eighteen individuals have died. According to a statement from Sacramento County, those 21 individuals were either 65 years old or older or had underlying health conditions.
Although Galt has not seen any deaths inside its borders, the latest numbers from the county show Galt now has four individuals who have tested positive for the virus, up two from last week.
The unincorporated area cases in the county have outnumbered six cities’ cases, only to be out numbered by the City of Sacramento. Sacramento has reported 287 cases and 12 deaths, followed by the rural areas at 95 cases and 3 deaths; the city of Elk Grove has 54 cases and 3 deaths; Rancho Cordova has 34 cases, no deaths; Citrus Heights has 25 cases and one death; Folsom 12 cases and no deaths; Galt with 5 cases, no deaths; and Isleton now has one reported case.
Sacramento County has opened a public mobile testing site; however, individuals must have an appointment to receive the free test. The testing location is unable to take walk-ins, and medical care is not provided on-site.
Public Health officials are encouraging anyone with mild to moderate symptoms to visit www.projectbaseline.com to be screened for testing. Those who meet testing eligibility will be scheduled for a drive-through appointment for free COVID-19 testing and will be sent details by email or phone on how and where to get tested.
The testing site was set up late last month and was spearheaded by the California Department of Public Health, the California Office of Emergency Services and the Governor’s Office in coordination with Sacramento County Public Health.
For information regarding frequently asked questions, including information in additional languages, call the Sacramento County Public Health hotline at 916-875-2400.