Bay Area coronavirus updates | Thurs., Apr. 9

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

  • Nine residents of San Francisco, San Mateo and Stanislaus counties who were on the Grand Princess cruise to Hawaii sued Princess Cruise Lines and its parent company, Carnival Corp., in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday for alleged negligence in exposing them to the coronavirus.
  • Six patients at a skilled nursing facility in Hayward have died from the coronavirus, Alameda County public health officials said on Wednesday. An additional 29 residents and 24 staff members at the Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center at 26660 Patrick Ave. in Hayward have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to health officials.
  • San Francisco-based online review platform Yelp announced early Thursday morning that it will be laying off or furloughing at least 2,000 employees. The news was shared on the company’s blog and via an internal email to employees from company co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman.
  • Educators in the Berkeley Unified School District will temporarily pause live video instruction, according to a letter to families Wednesday from Superintendent Brent Stephens. Stephens said during a lesson via the Zoom video conferencing system Tuesday, a man “exposed himself to students” and yelled obscenities.
  • As of Thursday at 1 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Wed., Apr. 8):
    • Alameda County: 674 cases, 16 deaths
    • Contra Costa County: 482 cases (+20), 8 deaths (+1)
    • Marin County: 149 cases (+1), 10 deaths
    • Monterey County: 69 cases (+5), 2 deaths
    • Napa County: 28 cases (+3), 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 724 cases (+48), 10 deaths (+1)
    • San Mateo County: 633 cases (+16), 21 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 1,380 cases, 46 deaths
    • Santa Cruz County: 80 cases (+4), 1 death
    • Solano County: 112 cases (+13), 2 deaths (+1)
    • Sonoma County: 136 cases (+16), 1 death
    • Statewide: 18,309 cases (+1,352) , 492 deaths (+50)

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