Bay Area coronavirus updates | Tue., Apr. 7

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

  • The San Jose City Council on Tuesday is discussing allocating more than $17 million toward immediate emergency housing for residents infected with COVID-19 in a proposal from San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Vice Mayor Chappie Jones and council members Raul Peralez and Dev Davis.
  • San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced the city will begin providing expanded coronavirus testing for frontline workers like law enforcement and health care workers. The expanded testing will take place at Piers 30-32 and operate as a drive-thru testing site.
  • In response to the coronavirus pandemic and the statewide stay-at-home order that severely restricts the amount of people going to work, BART announced that it will cancel every other train during its weekday hours of operation until further notice.
  • The University of California said it will provide $2 million in seed funding to scientists across the state to help jump-start high-impact research projects and accelerate urgently-needed breakthroughs to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
  • As of Tuesday at 1 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Mon., Apr. 6):
    • Alameda County: 634 cases (+68), 15 deaths (+3)
    • Contra Costa County: 442 cases (+56), 7 deaths (+1)
    • Marin County: 143 cases (+2), 9 deaths (+2)
    • Monterey County: 63 cases (+10), 2 deaths
    • Napa County: 23 cases (+3), 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 622 cases (+39), 9 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 589 cases (+10), 21 deaths (+8)
    • Santa Clara County: 1,285 cases (+78), 43 deaths (+4)
    • Santa Cruz County: 71 cases (+2), 1 death
    • Solano County: 88 cases (+15), 1 death
    • Sonoma County: 115 cases (+4), 1 death
    • Statewide: 15,865 cases (+421), 374 deaths (+28)

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