Bay Area coronavirus updates | Sat., May 23

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

  • A virtual graduation ceremony held Friday afternoon for the class of 2020 at Skyline High School in Oakland featured a video message from Oscar-winning actor and 1974 Titan alumnus Tom Hanks.
  • Despite U.S. President Donald Trump calling for religious institutions to reopen on Friday, religious leaders throughout the Bay Area urged places of worship to instead continue holding online gatherings in the face of the novel coronavirus.
  • The city of East Palo Alto’s COVID-19 coronavirus testing site will remain open an additional two days past this weekend, city officials said Friday. The site was originally scheduled to be open Friday and Saturday only.
  • As of 3 p.m. Saturday, officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Fri., May 22):
    • Alameda County: 2,767 cases (+59), 92 deaths (+2)
    • Contra Costa County: 1,296 cases (+37), 36 deaths
    • Marin County: 369 cases (+17), 14 deaths
    • Monterey County: 371 cases (+9), 8 deaths
    • Napa County: 97 cases (+1), 3 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 2,350 cases (+30), 40 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 1,833 cases (+50), 76 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 2,546 cases (+54), 138 deaths
    • Santa Cruz County: 192 cases (+6), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 455 cases (+6), 20 deaths (+1)
    • Sonoma County: 467 cases (+23), 4 deaths
    • Statewide: 90,631 cases (+2,187), 3,708 deaths (+78)

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