Bay Area coronavirus updates | Thurs., June 11

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

  • The city of Novato will be closing part of Grant Avenue in downtown Novato every weekend this summer starting this Friday to allow restaurants and other businesses to expand into the street to ensure social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant Avenue will close except to pedestrians between Reichert and Machin avenues from 1 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday each weekend, city officials said.
  • San Jose’s Alum Rock Park is reopening Thursday with limited parking and restrooms available after being closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The park opens at 8 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m., with parking lot entry closed after 6:30 p.m.
  • A new health order was issued on Wednesday by Santa Clara County that requires large health care systems to offer COVID-19 testing for patients in categories of high risk. The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday and is necessary to protect all residents of the county, health officials said.
  • Starting Saturday, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will make changes to its transit service, including bringing back some routes that had previously been discontinued due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Muni, under the changes, full routes for the 5-Fulton and 30-Stockton will be restored.
  • As of Thursday at 2:30 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Wed., June 10):
    • Alameda County: 4,119 cases (+86), 108 deaths (+3)
    • Contra Costa County: 1,829 cases (+31), 44 deaths (+1)
    • Marin County: 651 cases (+16), 17 deaths
    • Monterey County: 814 cases (+23), 11 deaths
    • Napa County: 163 cases (+2), 3 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 2,840 cases (+31), 44 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 2,494 cases (+19), 93 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 3,063 cases (+31), 148 deaths (+2)
    • Santa Cruz County: 249 cases (+10), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 617 cases (+7), 23 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 680 cases (+9), 4 deaths
    • Statewide: 139,281 cases (+3,090), 4,881 deaths (+105)

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