Bay Area coronavirus updates | Sun., Mar. 29

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

  • Seven staff members and two patients at Laguna Honda Hospital have tested positive for the virus.
  • The Santa Cruz Police Department on Sunday announced its intention to actively enforce the city’s shelter-in-place order when officers see businesses or groups of people in violation.
  • Santa Clara County Helping Hands is calling on healthy residents to volunteer to bring meals and prescriptions to local seniors and people who are immunocompromised via scchelpinghands.com.
  • Ten days after passing a $500,000 rent relief package, the Mountain View City Council has approved another $800,000 to help local small businesses, homeless and people with unstable living situations, seniors and residents struggling with garbage or water bills.
  • Animal shelters in Alameda and Contra Costa counties urged pet owners to develop an emergency plan in the event they are hospitalized and cannot care for their pets.
  • As of Sunday at 3:30 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region  (“+” number added since last check Sat., Mar. 28):
    • Alameda County (including Berkeley): 270 cases (+66), 7 deaths (+3)
    • Contra Costa County: 175 cases (+24), 3 deaths (+1)
    • Marin County: 74 cases (+6), 1 death
    • Monterey County: 36 cases (+4), 1 death
    • Napa County: 10 cases (+1)
    • San Francisco County: 340 cases (+32), 5 deaths (+1)
    • San Mateo County: 277 cases (+38), 6 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 646 cases (+72), 25 deaths (+5)
    • Santa Cruz County: 44 cases (+10), 1 death
    • Solano County: 34 cases
    • Sonoma County: 58 cases (+4), 1 death
    • Statewide: 5,827 cases (+2026), 124 deaths (+46)

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