Bay Area coronavirus updates | Sat., Aug 1

The latest developments around the region related to COVID-19 as of Saturday afternoon include:

  • Antibody testing will be available for Sonoma County residents who are currently employed in school settings or were employed in school settings during the 2019-20 academic year. School employees include teachers (academic, physical education, music, arts), assistants, principals, administrative staff, one-on-one aides and custodians in school settings.
  • The San Francisco Public Library will once again allow patrons to bring home books and other items, via a curbside pickup program that starts later this month, city officials said Saturday. The San Francisco Public Library To Go program will roll out in phases, with the first sites opening at the Main Library on Aug. 10 and the Excelsior Branch on Aug. 11.
  • The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Monday will recognize the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association and 1440 Multiversity for the donation of 250 reusable gowns to help protect medical professionals and staff across the county. The gowns will be distributed through the Santa Cruz County Emergency Operations Center to local medical offices to be used in place of medical-grade isolation gowns in lower-risk settings.
  • As of 3 p.m. Saturday, officials have confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Fri., July 31):
    • Alameda County: 11,484 cases (+353), 189 deaths (+7)
      • Totals include Berkeley Health Department data
    • Contra Costa County: 7,806 cases (+136), 121 deaths (+2)
    • Marin County: 4,994 cases (+61), 70 deaths (+6)
      • Totals include San Quentin State Prison
    • Monterey County: 4,697 cases (+155), 30 deaths (+4)
    • Napa County: 897 cases (+9), 8 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 6,723 cases (+148), 61 deaths (+2)
    • San Mateo County: 5,544 cases (+75), 119 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 10,321 cases (+408), 191 deaths
    • Santa Cruz County: 1,152 cases (+43), 4 deaths
    • Solano County: 3,611 cases (+41), 37 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 2,944 cases (+102), 37 deaths (+5)
    • Statewide: 500,130 cases (+6,542), 9,224 deaths (+219)

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