Bay Area coronavirus updates | Thurs., May 7

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

  • With little hope of public gatherings being allowed by July, the Martinez City Council has become the most recent Bay Area city to cancel its Fourth of July celebrations, voting Wednesday night to cancel the popular Fourth of July fireworks show and annual Independence Day parade.
  • City of Berkeley Health Officer Dr. Lisa Hernandez said Wednesday that anyone who has new coronavirus symptoms can now get tested for free at a city testing site.
  • Contra Costa Health Services announced Thursday that it will begin offering COVID-19 coronavirus testing to all county residents, regardless of ability to pay or symptoms of the virus.
  • Napa County health officials said testing for the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus is now available for anyone who works or lives in the county. The free testing is available by appointment Mondays through Saturdays for community members whether they are symptomatic or symptom-free.
  • As of Thursday at 2:45 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Wed., May 6):
    • Alameda County: 1,917 cases (+54), 67 deaths (+1)
    • Contra Costa County: 999 cases (+14), 29 deaths
    • Marin County: 247 cases (+4), 14 deaths
    • Monterey County: 247 cases (+6), 6 deaths
    • Napa County: 78 cases, 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 1,806 cases (+52), 32 deaths (+1)
    • San Mateo County: 1,377 cases (+36), 56 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 2,281 cases (+13), 127 deaths (+1)
    • Santa Cruz County: 139 cases (+1), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 337 cases (+12), 7 deaths (+1)
    • Sonoma County: 286 cases (+14), 3 deaths

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