Bay Area coronavirus updates | Mon., June 8

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

  • Emergency health and safety measures taken in China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France and the United States have prevented more than 500 million infections during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, according to a study published Monday by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Ferry service will resume from Richmond June 15 after being suspended in March due to shelter orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority announced Monday.
  • San Jose Water is reminding businesses and other properties preparing to reopen as novel coronavirus restrictions ease of the importance of first flushing water pipes. Flushing should be done at each point of use — showers, all sink faucets, ice machines, drinking water fountains and coolers — by letting the water run for about 10 minutes from both the hot and cold taps.
  • The Alameda County Supreme Court resumed certain criminal and civil jury trials Monday that were suspended as of March 17, when the COVID-19 coronavirus closure went into effect, court officials said. Then, starting June 29, the Superior Court will begin sending out summons papers to prospective jurors for new trials.
  • 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., June 6):
    • Alameda County: 3,945 cases (+36), 101 deaths
    • Contra Costa County: 1,706 cases (+73), 40 deaths (+2)
    • Marin County: 589 cases (+38), 17 deaths
    • Monterey County: 751 cases (+84), 10 deaths
    • Napa County: 153 cases (+24), 3 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 2,779 cases (+67), 43 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 2,394 cases (+64), 88 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 2,973 cases (+53), 145 deaths (+1)
    • Santa Cruz County: 234 cases (+15), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 566 cases, 23 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 653 cases (+29), 4 deaths
    • Statewide: 131,319 cases (+5,303), 4,653 deaths (+94)

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