Bay Area coronavirus updates | Fri., May 1

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

  • Two farms will begin providing produce at a reasonable rate to the Alameda County Community Food Bank, allowing it to provide much-needed fresh fruit and vegetables to a growing number of residents in need of assistance, county officials said.
  • Starting Monday, all passengers must wear a covering that covers their nose and mouth while riding on Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority buses and trains, the transit authority announced Thursday.
  • The city of Salinas announced Thursday the launch of a small business assistance hotline to assist in the handling of financial impacts and other changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Clad in black and holding red flowers, about 10 people laid on the street in front of San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s home Thursday evening to call attention to the potential fate of the city’s unhoused amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • As of Friday at 2:30 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Thurs., Apr. 30):
    • Alameda County: 1,636 cases (+33), 62 deaths (+2)
    • Contra Costa County: 907 cases (+16), 28 deaths (+1)
    • Marin County: 237 cases (+2), 13 deaths
    • Monterey County: 213 cases (+7), 5 deaths
    • Napa County: 68 cases (+1), 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 1,523 cases (+24), 28 deaths (+3)
    • San Mateo County: 1,197 cases (+20), 51 deaths (+3)
    • Santa Clara County: 2,179 cases (+45), 113 deaths (+2)
    • Santa Cruz County: 132 cases (+1), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 263 cases (+9), 5 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 244 cases (+12), 2 deaths
    • Statewide: 50,442 cases (+1,525), 2,073 deaths (+91)

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