Bay Area coronavirus updates | Sat., May 16

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

  • The 55th annual July 4 parade and related events in Piedmont have been canceled due to public health concerns related to the novel coronavirus, city officials announced this week.
  • The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank on Friday opened its first drive-through pop-up pantry in San Francisco. The drive-through pantry, which distributes fresh produce, protein, and shelf-stable items for anyone in need, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays through June 5 at the parking lot of the San Francisco Giants’ Oracle Park on Third and Mission Rock streets.
  • The novel coronavirus has delayed reopening of the Real McCoy ferry on state Highway 84, which will remain closed for repairs until at least June, Caltrans said Friday. A return to service had been expected early this month.
  • Many of Marin County’s parks and trailheads are expected to open next week, according to relaxed parking restrictions announced Friday by the county’s public health officer.
  • Starting Monday, the Contra Costa County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office will allow public visits by appointment only.
  • As of 2 p.m. Saturday, officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area  (“+” number added since last check Fri., May 15):
    • Alameda County: 2,351 cases (+51), 83 deaths (+1)
    • Contra Costa County: 1,121 cases (+21), 33 deaths
    • Marin County: 287 cases (+8), 14 deaths
    • Monterey County: 322 cases (+5), 8 deaths (+2)
    • Napa County: 83 cases, 3 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 2,054 cases (+28), 36 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 1,602 cases (+27), 66 deaths (+1)
    • Santa Clara County: 2,403 cases (+12), 135 deaths (+1)
    • Santa Cruz County: 157 cases (+8), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 410 cases (+2), 16 deaths (+3)
    • Sonoma County: 364 cases (+13), 4 deaths
    • Statewide: 76,793 cases (+1,857), 3,204 deaths (+96)

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