Bay Area coronavirus updates | Mon., Apr. 20

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

  • Marin County and the Marin County Foundation on Tuesday will ask the Marin County Board of Supervisors to double the size of the original COVID-19 Relief Fund, which was created March 24, with $1 million set aside for immediate rental assistance for people who were either homeless or threatened with homelessness because of the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
  • The Marathon Petroleum Co. plans to temporarily idle its refinery in unincorporated Contra Costa County, because of plummeting demand for gasoline amid COVID-19 coronavirus-related travel restrictions, a refinery spokeswoman said Sunday. Work to wind down production at the Marathon Martinez Refinery began Sunday, said refinery spokeswoman Patty Deutsche, and will be complete by April 27.
  • The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office on Sunday reported its second case of an inmate testing positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Just like the first case, which was reported Thursday, the second inmate who tested positive did not show any COVID-19 symptoms and had been kept isolated from the general population since being booked just one day prior.
  • The San Francisco Transit Riders public transit advocacy group is leading a campaign to supply face masks and face shields to San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency drivers and riders, after Mayor London Breed’s statement Friday that masks must be worn in public during the novel coronavirus emergency.
  • As of Monday at 1:45 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Fri., Apr. 17):
    • Alameda County: 1,193 cases (+130), 42 deaths (+2)
    • Contra Costa County: 707 cases (+59), 22 deaths (+3)
    • Marin County: 195 cases (+8), 10 deaths
    • Monterey County: 141 cases (+22), 4 deaths (+1)
    • Napa County: 48 cases (+4), 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 1,216 cases (+158), 20 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 920 cases (+123), 28 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 1,878 cases (+18), 79 deaths (+6)
    • Santa Cruz County: 106 cases (+8), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 169 cases (+13), 2 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 181 cases (+9), 2 deaths
    • Statewide: 30,978 cases (+3,450), 1,208 deaths (+223)

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