Bay Area coronavirus updates | Sat., Mar. 28

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

  • In San Francisco, test kits for the novel coronavirus will be prioritized for health care workers and first responders, Mayor London Breed announced Friday.
  • An emergency department staff member at San Francisco General Hospital has tested positive and is self-isolating at home, officials said.
  • All San Mateo County Parks have been closed until further notice due to a sharp increase in visitors.
  • Health care professionals are warning that steps need to be taken to protect immigrant populations and communities of color, which face a greater risk of being exposed.
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order banning the eviction for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31.
  • A man who had been a passenger on the Grand Princess cruise ship is the first novel coronavirus-related death recorded in Marin County, health officials said Friday.
  • The Press newspapers based in Brentwood announced the “suspension” of the print publication of their four editions that also included papers in Oakley, Antioch and Discovery Bay.
  • Solano Public Health said all county parks and Solano Land Trust public Access properties closed as of 6 p.m. Friday.
  • As of Saturday at 9:30 a.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Fri., Mar. 27):
    • Alameda County: 204 cases (+26), 4 deaths
    • Contra Costa County: 151 cases (+20), 2 deaths
    • Marin County: 68 cases (+3), 1 death
    • Monterey County: 32 cases (+5), 1 death
    • Napa County: 9 cases (+1)
    • San Francisco County: 308 cases (+29), 4 deaths (+1)
    • San Mateo County: 239 cases, 6 deaths (+1)
    • Santa Clara County: 574 cases (+32), 20 deaths (+1)
    • Santa Cruz County: 34 cases (+2)
    • Solano County: 34 cases
    • Sonoma County: 54 cases (+5), 1 deaths
    • Statewide: 3801 cases (+795), 78 deaths (+13)

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