Bay Area coronavirus updates | Fri., July 3

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

  • Berkeley City Auditor Jenny Wong said in a statement Thursday that her office will audit the city’s COVID-19 and disaster response and the police department budget in the next 12 months.
  • With “reopening” on hold in much of the Bay Area, holiday weekend closures include roads and popular gathering spots, as well as beaches – though in some cases streets are closed to encourage safe shopping and dining during the coronavirus pandemic. Health officials from across the region issued a joint statement urging residents to stay safe by celebrating the traditionally social Fourth of July holiday at home – and only with the members of their immediate household.
  • Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody issued a new health order on Thursday that would move the county from a phased opening plan to a risk-aversion plan for coming months. If approved by the state, the plan would allow more businesses to open as long as they follow strict physical distancing guidelines. If approved, the plan will take effect July 13 or within two days of state approval.
  • As of Friday at 3 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Thurs., July 2):
    • Alameda County: 6,472 cases (+88), 140 deaths (+2)
    • Contra Costa County: 3,432 cases (+106), 79 deaths (+1)
    • Marin County: 2,704 cases (+128), 19 deaths
    • Monterey County: 1,791 cases (+43), 15 deaths
    • Napa County: 344 cases (+11), 4 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 3,776 cases (+57), 50 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 3,441 cases (+65), 108 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 4,849 cases (+99), 159 deaths
    • Santa Cruz County: 417 cases (+7), 3 deaths
    • Solano County: 1,476 cases (+74), 25 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 1,267 cases (+38), 10 deaths (+1)
    • Statewide: 248,235 cases (+8,040), 6,263 deaths (+100)

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