Bay Area coronavirus updates | Thurs., Apr. 23

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

  • The city of Hayward said it is providing coronavirus testing of nursing home residents and employees in coordination with the Alameda County Department of Public Health by dispatching mobile teams of specifically-trained firefighter-paramedics from its COVID-19 Testing Center and doing tests at the center itself.
  • The AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation and nonprofit partner organization PRC announced Wednesday that this year’s AIDS Walk will be an interactive streaming event online in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The annual fundraising event, which usually takes place in Golden Gate Park, will remain on its scheduled date of July 19.
  • Sonoma County Public Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase said Wednesday the county has received 5,000 specimen swabs for additional testing for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The county will begin drive-thru testing Saturday.
  • The city of Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Market on the Plaza has been suspended to comply with current state and county health orders that prohibit mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. It temporarily will be replaced with a Farmer and Agricultural Product-Only Tuesday Market 3-6 p.m. beginning May 5.
  • As of Thursday at 2:30 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Wed., Apr. 22):
    • Alameda County: 1,352 cases (+70), 46 deaths (+1)
    • Contra Costa County: 770 cases (+7), 23 deaths (+1)
    • Marin County: 203 cases (+3), 11 deaths (+1)
    • Monterey County: 154 cases (+4), 4 deaths
    • Napa County: 57 cases, 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 1,302 cases (+69), 21 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 966 cases (+8), 39 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 1,987 cases (25), 95 deaths (+1)
    • Santa Cruz County: 114 cases (+3), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 186 cases (+5), 3 deaths (+1)
    • Sonoma County: 194 cases (+2), 2 deaths
    • Statewide: 37,369 cases (+1,973), 1,469 deaths (+115)

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