Bay Area coronavirus updates | Thurs., June 4

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

  • Three members of the Oakland City Council and a coalition of small business owners and labor union officials on Thursday called for changes to the city’s business tax code to better support small businesses during the recovery from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
  • In response to a petition put forth by San Francisco Water Department employees demanding that the city provide greater protections against the coronavirus, officials with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on Thursday said they’ve already taken several measures to assist workers.
  • Sonoma Raceway will not host the National Hot Rod Association’s Sonoma Nationals Mello Yello Drag Racing Series that had previously been scheduled for next month, organizers said this week.
  • As of Thursday at 2 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region  (“+” number added since last check Wed., June 3):
    • Alameda County: 3,641 cases (+93), 97 deaths
    • Contra Costa County: 1,547 cases (+44), 38 deaths
    • Marin County: 525 cases (+19), 17 deaths
    • Monterey County: 621 cases (+35), 10 deaths
    • Napa County: 126 cases (+2), 3 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 2,644 cases (+31), 43 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 2,244 cases (+32), 84 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 2,850 cases (+18), 144 deaths
    • Santa Cruz County: 219 cases, 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 559 cases (+12), 22 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 593 cases (+14), 4 deaths
    • Statewide: 119,807 cases (+2,120), 4,422 deaths (+61)

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