Bay Area coronavirus updates | Tue., May 12

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

  • Contra Costa County health officials are seeking volunteers to be “contact tracers” to research the connections between people who have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus and others who may have potentially been infected.
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Monday that he is reopening the carmaker’s facility in Fremont on Monday against Alameda County public health orders amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and said he is willing to risk arrest to do so.
  • Hiring in the Bay Area is down 25 percent since February when concerns over the coronavirus started ramping up in the region, according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley and data from LinkedIn.
  • The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors punted Tuesday on a potential extension of the county’s temporary moratorium on evictions for residents affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The board is now expected to discuss the moratorium extension during its May 26 special meeting, scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
  • As of Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Mon., May 11):
    • Alameda County: 2,133 cases (+32), 74 deaths (+4)
    • Contra Costa County: 1,066 cases (+18), 32 deaths
    • Marin County: 265 cases (+4), 14 deaths
    • Monterey County: 288 cases (+9), 6 deaths
    • Napa County: 81 cases (+2), 3 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 1,977 cases (+23), 35 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 1,497 cases (+33), 65 deaths (+9)
    • Santa Clara County: 2,341 cases (+2), 129 deaths
    • Santa Cruz County: 146 cases (+5), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 388 cases (+37), 11 deaths (+4)
    • Sonoma County: 312 cases (+3), 4 deaths
    • Statewide: 69,382 cases (+1,443), 2,847 deaths (+77)

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