Bay Area coronavirus updates | Sat., Apr. 11

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

  • In order to support struggling San Francisco restaurants offering take-out food during the shelter order, Mayor London Breed on Friday issued an emergency order temporarily placing a cap on delivery fees from third-party delivery companies.
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced an emergency initiative dubbed “Oakland Slow Streets” that designates 74 miles of neighborhood streets in her city to be used primarily for walking, running and bicycling, starting on Saturday.
  • After an outbreak of the novel coronavirus affecting 70 people at San Francisco’s largest homeless shelter, the city has opted to convert the location into a medical facility.
  • The number of new coronavirus deaths of residents at a skilled nursing facility in Hayward has increased to nine, Alameda County public health officials said on Friday.
  • Blanket orders calling for the isolation of all Sonoma County residents diagnosed or suspected by their health care provider to have new coronavirus was issued Friday by Dr. Sundari R. Mase, the county health officer.
  • Santa Clara County nurses are calling on the county to provide more paid leave for frontline healthcare workers who could be affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
  • A new service in San Francisco will allow people in dangerous situations to text 911 instead of calling, city officials announced Friday.
  • As of Saturday at 1:30 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Fri., Apr. 10):
    • Alameda County: 806 cases (+38), 21 deaths (+1)
    • Contra Costa County: 530 cases (+19), 11 deaths (+2)
    • Marin County: 153 cases (+1), 10 deaths
    • Monterey County: 79 cases (+8), 3 deaths
    • Napa County: 34 cases (+2), 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 857 cases (+60), 13 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 652 cases (+14), 21 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 1,484 cases (+42), 50 deaths (+3)
    • Santa Cruz County: 82 cases (+2), 1 death
    • Solano County: 121 cases (+6), 2 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 145 cases (+3), 2 deaths (+1)
    • Statewide: 21,524 cases (+2,052), 599 deaths (+58)

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