Bay Area coronavirus updates | Mon., Apr. 27

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

  • Public health officials in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties along with the city of Berkeley said Monday that they plan to announce later this week that the COVID-19 coronavirus shelter-in-place order set to expire this Sunday will be extended through May with limited easing of certain restrictions.
  • There is one new positive case of novel coronavirus among the population of quarantined inmates at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, the Alameda County Sheriff’s office said Sunday. The county facility now has nine positive inmate cases, said to be recovering, the office said.
  • Starting Sunday, Sausalito municipal parking lots will be closed on weekends and holidays, because of safety concerns related to the novel coronavirus pandemic and “widespread disregard for non-essential travel restrictions,” Sausalito police said Saturday.
  • The California Supreme Court on Monday postponed the state bar exam for licensing new lawyers from July to Sept. 9 and 10. The court also ordered the State Bar of California “to make every effort possible to administer that examination online with remote and/or electronic proctoring.”
  • As of Monday at 2 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Sat., Apr. 25):
    • Alameda County: 1,500 cases (+99), 52 deaths (+3)
    • Contra Costa County: 820 cases (+15), 25 deaths
    • Marin County: 224 cases (+12), 12 deaths
    • Monterey County: 183 cases (+14), 4 deaths
    • Napa County: 64 cases (+4), 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 1,424 cases (+70), 23 deaths (+1)
    • San Mateo County: 1,080 cases (+60), 41 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 2,105 cases (+65), 103 deaths (+4)
    • Santa Cruz County: 124 cases (+9), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 199 cases, 4 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 220 cases (+3), 2 deaths
    • Statewide: 43,464 cases (+4,210), 1,755 deaths (+193)

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