Bay Area coronavirus updates | Thurs., July 2

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

  • San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen on Thursday announced the launch of a new program that will provide income to people who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 and have no other way of accessing funds. The Right to Recover program would guarantee two weeks of paid wages to anyone who tests positive and doesn’t have alternative access to income or benefits during their recovery period.
  • More than two dozen street cleaners and truck drivers with San Francisco’s Department of Public Works rallied Wednesday at the department’s Operation Yard to call for more places to wash their hands while on the job during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
  • A Benicia firefighter informed the city Wednesday that they tested positive for COVID-19. The source of the infection has not been determined, and the Benicia Fire Department said it is working with Solano County Public Health staff to determine the source. No city staff or community members are known to have been exposed to the firefighter during the firefighter’s infectious period.
  • As of Thursday at 1:30 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Wed., July 1):
    • Alameda County: 6,384 cases (+228), 138 deaths (+2)
    • Contra Costa County: 3,326 cases (+78), 78 deaths (+1)
    • Marin County: 2,576 cases (+234), 19 deaths (+1)
    • Monterey County: 1,748 cases (+57), 15 deaths
    • Napa County: 333 cases, 4 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 3,719 cases (+71), 50 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 3,376 cases (+65), 108 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 4,750 cases (+178), 159 deaths (+1)
    • Santa Cruz County: 410 cases (+11), 3 deaths
    • Solano County: 1,402 cases (+114), 25 deaths (+1)
    • Sonoma County: 1,229 cases (+44), 9 deaths (+2)
    • Statewide: 240,195 cases (+6,505), 6,163 deaths (+55)

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