Bay Area coronavirus updates | Wed., Apr. 1

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

  • Health officers in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties as well as the city of Berkeley extended a shelter-in-place order through May 3 to try to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the region. The previous order, issued last month, was set to expire on April 7.
  • A new report released Tuesday by San Francisco city leaders projected the city’s budget deficit for the upcoming two-year budget could increase to more than $1 billion as a result of the novel coronavirus, primarily driven by losses in hotel and transfer taxes.
  • Detective Marylou Armer, a 20-year member of the Santa Rosa Police Department, died Tuesday from complications due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to police Chief Ray Navarro.
  • City of Oakland officials are making $5,000 grants available to small businesses to help them stay in business through the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. The emergency grants will come from the Small Business Emergency Grant Fund, which is getting funding from the recently established Oakland COVID-19 Relief Fund.
  • As of Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Tue., Mar. 31):
    • Alameda County: 313 cases (+30), 7 deaths
    • Contra Costa County: 222 cases (+35), 3 deaths
    • Marin County: 107 cases (+9), 5 deaths (+1)
    • Monterey County: 42 cases (+2), 2 deaths (+1)
    • Napa County: 15 cases
    • San Francisco County: 434 cases (+37), 7 deaths (+1)
    • San Mateo County: 388 cases (+79), 10 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 890 cases (+42), 30 deaths (+2)
    • Santa Cruz County: 49 cases (+4), 1 death
    • Solano County: 49 cases (+6)
    • Sonoma County: 85 cases (+12), 1 death
    • Statewide: 8,569 cases (+1,155), 183 deaths (+34)

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