Bay Area coronavirus updates | Sat., July 18

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

  • A spike occurred Friday in the number of inmates with COVID-19 at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin for the second day in a row, according to data provided by an attorney representing the sheriff’s office. As of Friday, 101 inmates had tested positive for the virus, attorney Greg Thomas said during a public conference with federal Magistrate Nathanael Cousins. That is up from 46 on Thursday and six on Wednesday.
  • A San Francisco Sheriff’s deputy has tested positive for COVID-19–the seventh sheriff’s employee to test positive since March, Sheriff Paul Miyamoto announced Friday. The deputy, who works as a bailiff at the city’s Hall of Justice, was asymptomatic and had followed safety protocols like wearing a face covering, practicing social distancing and hand washing regularly, Miyamoto said.
  • As of 3 p.m. Saturday, officials confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Fri., July 17):
    • Alameda County: 9,110 cases (+252), 162 deaths (+1)
      • Totals include Berkeley Health Department data
    • Contra Costa County: 5,538 cases (+160), 98 deaths (+2)
    • Marin County: 4,164 cases (+80), 42 deaths (+1)
      • Totals include San Quentin State Prison
    • Monterey County: 3,162 cases (+103), 18 deaths
    • Napa County: 583 cases, 5 deaths on Friday (data not updated on Saturday)
    • San Francisco County: 5,116 cases (+141), 52 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 4,465 cases (+62), 114 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 7,300 cases (+169), 177 deaths
    • Santa Cruz County: 772 cases (+36), 3 deaths
    • Solano County: 2,554 cases (+71), 31 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 2,068 cases (+41), 19 deaths
    • Statewide: 375,363 cases (+9,199), 7,595 deaths (+120)

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