Bay Area coronavirus updates | Mon., Mar. 22

The latest developments around the region related to the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, as of Monday morning include:

  • Contra Costa County opens donation sites where residents can provide protective medical supplies for health care workers caring for novel coronavirus patients. Local businesses and residents throughout the county can donate items like goggles, face shields, unopened antibacterial and disinfecting wipes, unopened N-95 and surgical masks and medical gowns. Call (844) 729-8410 for information on acceptable supplies.
  • Marin County Public Health Officer tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. He does not know the source of his exposure since he has been meeting with health care workers around the Bay Area as part of his work in the county’s response to the virus.
  • A San Francisco sheriff’s deputy, who is assigned to county jail No. 4, located on the seventh floor at 850 Bryant St., has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
  • A partnership with a Menlo Park genetics laboratory firm will allow Hayward to open a dedicated center offering up to 370 free COVID-19 coronavirus tests per day. The testing center is located at the fire station at 28270 Huntwood Ave.
  • The city of Berkeley will temporarily suspend enforcement of some parking rules, including those pertaining to parking meters, time-limited parking, school zones and residential permit parking, through April 7.
  • A Santa Clara County employee, Director of Communications and Public Affairs Maria Leticia Gomez, has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus after falling ill March 13.
  • San Jose’s iconic Winchester Mystery House will offer virtual tours at during its novel coronavirus closure.

As of Monday at 9:30 a.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Sun,, Mar. 22):

  • Alameda County: 106 cases (+41)
  • Contra Costa County: 61 cases (+10), 1 death
  • Marin County: 38 cases
  • Monterey County: 14 cases (+3), 1 death (+1)
  • Napa County: 2 cases (+2)
  • San Francisco County: 131 cases (+26)
  • San Mateo County: 117 cases, 1 death
  • Santa Clara County: 302 cases (+39), 10 deaths (+2)
  • Santa Cruz County: 23 cases (+8)
  • Solano County: 14 cases
  • Sonoma County: 25 cases (+2)
  • Statewide: 1,468 cases (+35), 27 deaths (+2)

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