Bay Area coronavirus updates | Tue., Apr. 14

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

  • The 50th annual San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration will not take place June 27 and 28 as scheduled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Tuesday. The event normally draws in hundreds of thousands of people who pour into the city’s Civic Center area.
  • Despite calls from activists and city supervisors to house homeless people of all ages in hotel rooms after nearly 100 at a San Francisco homeless shelter were found to be infected, Mayor London Breed and other city officials on Monday defended their plan to only house those who qualify. So far, the city has secured 2,082 hotel rooms across 13 hotels and has already placed some 750 people in rooms. More hotel rooms will be secured on a rolling basis.
  • The number of inmates at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin who have the coronavirus has decreased by six because six who tested positive have completely recovered, Alameda County sheriff’s officials said on Monday. A total of 73 inmates have been tested so far, with 42 testing negative, 15 testing positive and 16 results still pending, according to the sheriff’s office.
  • Since March 20, more than 58,000 Californians have signed up for insurance through the Covered California health insurance exchange, according to state officials. That’s three times more than the number of people who signed up during the same period last year.
  • As of Tuesday at 3 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Mon., Apr. 13):
    • Alameda County: 888 cases, 23 deaths
    • Contra Costa County: 552 cases, 11 deaths
    • Marin County: 170 cases (+6), 10 deaths
    • Monterey County: 87 cases, 3 deaths
    • Napa County: 38 cases (+4), 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 987 cases (+30), 15 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 721 cases (+20), 21 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 1,666 cases, 60 deaths
    • Santa Cruz County: 91 cases, 2 deaths (+1)
    • Solano County: 135 cases (+14), 2 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 152 cases (+5), 2 deaths
    • Statewide: 23,338 cases (+990), 758 deaths (+71)

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