Bay Area coronavirus updates | Wed., Apr. 29

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

  • The Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a resolution that prohibits evictions prompted by the loss of income related to COVID-19 through May 31, and gives renters up to 90 days after the expiration of the resolution to repay back rent.
  • Nearly 4,500 people have been tested for the coronavirus for free at a testing center in Hayward, city officials said Tuesday. Firefighter-paramedics and health clinicians completed 4,497 tests between March 23 and April 26, 11 percent of which were positive.
  • San Mateo County supervisors on Tuesday passed an emergency moratorium on rent increases until the end of May. The moratorium, jointly sponsored by Supervisors David Canepa and Don Horsley affects every county municipality.
  • The San Francisco Symphony announced the cancellation of all its remaining concerts this year as well as its Summer with the Symphony series through Aug. 31 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the measures taken by local governments to slow its spread.
  • As of Wednesday at 2:15 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Tue., Apr. 28):
    • Alameda County: 1,568 cases (+35), 57 deaths (+2)
    • Contra Costa County: 862 cases (+20), 25 deaths
    • Marin County: 226 cases (+2), 12 deaths
    • Monterey County: 191 cases (+6), 5 deaths (+1)
    • Napa County: 67 cases (+1), 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 1,490 cases (+22), 23 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 1,136 cases (+37), 48 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 2,134 cases (+12), 107 deaths (+1)
    • Santa Cruz County: 127 cases (+2), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 249 cases (+23), 4 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 228 cases (+6), 2 deaths
    • Statewide: 46,500 cases (+1,469), 1,887 deaths (+78)

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