Bay Area coronavirus updates | Tue., May 5

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

  • All essential workers in San Francisco will now have access to free COVID-19 coronavirus testing, whether they’re showing symptoms or not, Mayor London Breed announced Monday. The expanded testing went into effect Monday at sites on Seventh Street in the South of Market neighborhood and Piers 30-32 along the waterfront and applies to people who have to work with the public during the shelter-in-place order.
  • Santa Clara County announced on Monday it is opening two new appointment-only coronavirus testing sites at James Lick High School at 57 N. White Road in San Jose and Christopher High School at 850 Day Road in Gilroy will be open for testing on Wednesday.
  • The city of Concord announced Monday the cancellation of the 2020 version of its popular twice-weekly summer concert series because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Music & Market series on Thursdays and Tuesday Night Blues concerts regularly draw large crowds to the downtown Todos Santos Plaza.
  • Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, introduced a bill Tuesday requiring the state to collect data on how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic affects the LGBTQ community. Currently, the state collects coronavirus case, death and hospitalization data by race and ethnicity, age and gender but not by sexuality.
  • As of Tuesday at 2 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Mon., May 4):
    • Alameda County: 1,809 cases (+33), 66 deaths (+3)
    • Contra Costa County: 969 cases (+22), 29 deaths (+1)
    • Marin County: 241 cases (+1), 13 deaths
    • Monterey County: 235 cases, 6 deaths
    • Napa County: 75 cases (+1), 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 1,728 cases (+104), 31 deaths (+2)
    • San Mateo County: 1,315 cases (+34), 56 deaths (+5)
    • Santa Clara County: 2,255 cases (+11), 121 deaths (+4)
    • Santa Cruz County: 138 cases (+1), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 320 cases (+54), 6 deaths (+1)
    • Sonoma County: 261 cases (+4), 3 deaths
    • Statewide: 56,212 cases (+1,275), 2,317 deaths (+63)

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