Bay Area coronavirus updates | Fri., Apr. 24

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

  • The Presidio Trust announced the pilot closure this weekend of sections of Park Boulevard, Lincoln Boulevard, Montgomery Street, Moraga Avenue, Presidio Boulevard, Lombard Street and West Pacific Avenue vehicle traffic to allow for more physical distancing for pedestrians. The pilot closures, which will be in effect on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., will create what the Presidio Trust is calling the Presidio Loop, a 4.5 paved trail in the park.
  • Drive-thru testing will begin Saturday in Santa Rosa for the most vulnerable groups of people who are at risk of contracting the COVID-19 disease caused by coronavirus. The testing will be done in the daylight hours at the Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory at 3133 Chanate Road. The testing is by appointment only.
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a partnership Friday with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and restaurants across the state to provide and deliver healthy meals to seniors during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
  • As of Friday at 2:30 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Thurs., Apr. 23):
    • Alameda County: 1,403 cases (+51), 48 deaths (+2)
    • Contra Costa County: 786 cases (+16), 23 deaths
    • Marin County: 209 cases (+6), 11 deaths
    • Monterey County: 164 cases (+10), 4 deaths
    • Napa County: 58 cases (+1), 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 1,340 cases (+38), 22 deaths (+1)
    • San Mateo County: 989 cases (+23), 41 deaths (+2)
    • Santa Clara County: 2,018 cases (+31), 98 deaths (+3)
    • Santa Cruz County: 115 cases (+1), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 191 cases (+5), 4 deaths (+1)
    • Sonoma County: 216 cases (+22), 2 deaths
    • Statewide: 39,254 cases (+1,885), 1,562 deaths (+93)

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