Bay Area coronavirus updates | Wed., June 24

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

  • Organizers of the annual Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Wednesday announced the 2020 version of the fest has been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but tickets for the 2021 festival will go on sale Thursday. Next year’s version of the festival will take place Aug. 6-8, 2021.
  • As more Contra Costa County residents are being tested for the coronavirus, it has become clearer that an increasing proportion of those who test positive are young, between 20 and 50 years old, county health officials said Tuesday.
  • Along with pleas for Contra Costa County voters to use mail-in ballots in November if at all possible, county supervisors and elections officials said Tuesday they will redouble efforts to recruit as many younger poll workers as possible to protect people vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus.
  • As of Wednesday at 3 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Tue., June 23):
    • Alameda County: 5,275 cases (+135), 122 deaths (+2)
    • Contra Costa County: 2,523 cases (+69), 67 deaths (+5)
    • Marin County: 1,349 cases (+99), 18 deaths
    • Monterey County: 1,397 cases (+56), 12 deaths
    • Napa County: 251 cases (+6), 4 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 3,249 cases (+30), 48 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 2,961 cases (+60), 104 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 3,832 cases (+105), 154 deaths
    • Santa Cruz County: 330 cases (+8), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 1,020 cases (+87), 23 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 956 cases (+21), 5 deaths
    • Statewide: 190,222 cases (+7,149), 5,632 deaths (+52)

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