Bay Area coronavirus updates | Thurs., July 30

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

  • An employee with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office has tested positive for COVID-19 — the 10th employee to test positive — Sheriff Paul Miyamoto announced Thursday. The staff member worked at the Hall of Justice, located at 850 Bryant St., Miyamoto confirmed.
  • As hospitalizations of COVID-19-positive patients in San Francisco reach an all-time high, city officials on Thursday announced the city will open a new low acuity medical facility in the Presidio in order to free up hospital beds and make room for coronavirus patients. The new site, located at 1163 and 1167 Gorgas Ave., will not treat COVID-19 patients but instead will provide medical care for people who need hospitalized care or who have recently been discharged from the hospital but still need short-term care.
  • Santa Clara County announced on Wednesday that it will set up Census 2020 kiosks at pop-up COVID-19 testing sites to mitigate the effects of President Donald Trump’s claim that he will exclude undocumented immigrants from the counts used in Congressional redistricting. The kiosks are part of a larger effort to ensure that all county residents are counted and will provide tablets for people waiting to get tested to fill out the census on the spot.
  • As of Thursday at 3 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Wed., July 29):
    • Alameda County: 11,131 cases (+498), 182 deaths (+1)
      • Totals include Berkeley Health Department data
    • Contra Costa County: 7,577 cases, 116 deaths
    • Marin County: 4,874 cases (+57), 64 deaths (+3)
      • Totals include San Quentin State Prison
    • Monterey County: 4,457 cases (+169), 26 deaths
    • Napa County: 865 cases (+5), 8 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 6,423 cases (+226), 58 deaths (+1)
    • San Mateo County: 5,398 cases (+92), 118 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 9,731 cases (+119), 190 deaths (+3)
    • Santa Cruz County: 1,076 cases (+46), 4 deaths
    • Solano County: 3,462 cases (+74), 37 deaths (+1)
    • Sonoma County: 2,748 cases (+86), 31 deaths
    • Statewide: 485,502 cases (+10,197), 8,909 deaths (+194)

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