Bay Area coronavirus updates | Tues., Mar. 23

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

  • Three Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Two of the deputies were assigned to the custody bureau and another to a patrol bureau. A Vallejo police officer tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The officer, only identified as a man, traveled internationally before testing positive, police said. Upon returning home, he was told to self-quarantine and hasn’t returned to the force since returning home, nor had contact with other officers.
  • The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California announced Monday evening that the federal courthouse in San Jose will be completely closed to staff and the public until April 7 because a recent visitor is being treated for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
  • Sonoma County interim Health Officer Dr. Sundrai Mase ordered the closure of all parks in the county effective indefinitely at midnight Tuesday after visitors flocked to the parks during the first weekend of the county’s shelter-in-place order, overcrowding some roadways and parking lots despite social distancing decrees.
  • As the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in San Francisco climbed to 113 Monday, city leaders announced the city acquired 1 million masks for frontline healthcare workers, hired dozens more nurses and will open a pop-up emergency shelter for the city’s homeless.
  • As of Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Mon,, Mar. 23):
    • Alameda County: 122 cases (+16), 1 death (+1)
    • Contra Costa County: 71 cases (+10), 1 death
    • Marin County: 47 cases (+9)
    • Monterey County: 20 cases (+6), 1 death
    • Napa County: 2 cases
    • San Francisco County: 152 cases (+21)
    • San Mateo County: 161 cases (+44), 1 death
    • Santa Clara County: 321 cases (+19), 13 deaths (+3)
    • Santa Cruz County: 24 cases (+1)
    • Solano County: 21 cases (+7)
    • Sonoma County: 27 cases (+2), 1 death
    • Statewide: 1,733 cases, 27 deaths (+265) 1,468 cases, 27 deaths

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