Bay Area coronavirus updates | Tue., July 28

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

  • Councilmembers in Daly City Monday evening voted unanimously to put a measure on the November ballot to help residents and businesses recover from the pandemic, city officials said. The one-half-cent sales tax, if approved, will help maintain emergency equipment and apparatus, paramedic services and 911 emergency response, clean streets and the city’s financial stability.
  • Santa Cruz County has been placed on the state’s monitoring list for counties experiencing an increased spread of COVID-19, county officials said Monday. The list stipulates that certain sectors of the economy must close or modify their operations as soon as 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Places that must modify their operations include gyms and fitness centers, personal care services, places of worship and cultural ceremonies, indoor shopping malls and offices for infrastructure sectors that aren’t critical.
  • Another San Quentin State Prison death row inmate died from what may have been complications from COVID-19, state corrections officials said Sunday. Johnny Avila Jr., 62, was pronounced dead Sunday morning at a hospital outside the prison, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The coroner will determine the exact cause of death, CDCR officials said.
  • As of Tuesday at 2 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Mon., July 27):
    • Alameda County: 10,633 cases (+195), 181 deaths (+3)
      • Totals include Berkeley Health Department data
    • Contra Costa County: 7,304 cases (+231), 108 deaths (+4)
    • Marin County: 4,775 cases (+134), 59 deaths (+1)
      • Totals include San Quentin State Prison
    • Monterey County: 4,140 cases (+58), 24 deaths (+1)
    • Napa County: 806 cases (+40), 8 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 6,065 cases (+43), 56 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 5,198 cases (+74), 118 deaths (+1)
    • Santa Clara County: 9,215 cases, 184 deaths
    • Santa Cruz County: 980 cases (+60), 4 deaths
    • Solano County: 3,283 cases (+154), 36 deaths (+1)
    • Sonoma County: 2,617 cases (+47), 24 deaths
    • Statewide: 466,550 cases (+6,000), 8,518 deaths (+73)

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