Bay Area coronavirus updates | Mon., June 1

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

  • The five locations of the Berkeley Public Library remain closed for the time being, but the book drops have reopened for patrons to return books and media items. “All returns will be quarantined for at least 72 hours, as is recommended by conservation experts,” the library said in an announcement. Due dates on borrowed material has been extended to July 1.
  • Contra Costa Civic Theatre in El Cerrito has postponed its 2020-21 season, as well as its scheduled July and August production of “Crowns” due to novel coronavirus health concerns.
  • Vitalant, formerly known as Blood Centers of the Pacific, announced Monday that it will begin testing all blood donations for COVID-19 coronavirus antibodies. Donations of all blood types are sorely needed in the Bay Area. In particular, blood types O, A-negative and B-negative are critically needed in Bay Area hospitals.
  • The Mountain View City Council on Friday approved the extension of a local urgency ordinance suspending evictions for nonpayment of rent for residential tenants. The extension of tenant protections through Aug. 31 is for households that qualify due to hardship related to the novel coronavirus emergency.
  • As of Monday at 2 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Sat., May 30):
    • Alameda County: 3,470 cases (+86), 96 deaths
    • Contra Costa County: 1,468 cases, (+42) 38 deaths (+1)
    • Marin County: 483 cases (+33), 14 deaths
    • Monterey County: 545 cases (+68), 10 deaths
    • Napa County: 113 cases (+1), 3 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 2,570 cases (+38), 43 deaths (+2)
    • San Mateo County: 2,165 cases (+61), 84 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 2,776 cases (+45), 141 deaths
    • Santa Cruz County: 217 cases (+5), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 517 cases, 22 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 564 cases (+16), 4 deaths
    • Statewide: 113,006 cases (+6,128), 4,251 deaths (+95)

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