Bay Area coronavirus updates | Sat., Apr. 4

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

  • Twenty-four residents and three staff members at an Orinda skilled nursing facility have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, with two of the residents hospitalized, Contra Costa County health officials said Friday afternoon.
  • A University of California at Berkeley public health expert said that there are some hopeful signs in the fight to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic but it probably won’t be completely controlled until a vaccine for it is developed.
  • San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday responded to calls from supervisors and housing activists that the city house all of its 8,000 homeless residents in hotel rooms, in the wake of a confirmed novel coronavirus case at a homeless shelter.
  • The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies will be enforcing the county’s new shelter-in-place order and urged residents against congregating at local beaches and parks.
  • While the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to strangle the economy, the Port of Oakland reported Friday that shipping schedules have “stabilized” after a small reduction in voyages.
  • Alhambra High School in Martinez will no longer be considered as an “alternate care site” for treatment of some patients with the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Martinez schools superintendent said.
  • As of Saturday at 9:30 a.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Fri., Apr. 3):
    • Alameda County: 443 cases (+27), 12 deaths (+3)
    • Contra Costa County: 307 cases (+31), 5 deaths (+2)
    • Marin County: 131 cases (+13), 6 deaths
    • Monterey County: 53 cases (+5), 2 deaths
    • Napa County: 20 cases (+2), 2 deaths (+1)
    • San Francisco County: 529 cases (+32), 8 deaths (+1)
    • San Mateo County: 538 cases (+52), 13 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 1,094 cases (+75), 38 deaths (+2)
    • Santa Cruz County: 59 cases (+2), 1 death
    • Solano County: 73 cases (+12), 1 death
    • Sonoma County: 105 cases (+10), 1 death

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