Bay Area coronavirus updates | Mon., Aug. 31

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

  • Hair salons, barbershops and retail stores were allowed to resume indoor operations Monday in Santa Clara County while many other business sectors remain shut down due to the novel coronavirus. Many businesses remain closed in Santa Clara County, however, and are still struggling financially or may be unclear about the reopening guidelines in their specific industry, according to county officials. County spokeswoman Betty Duong said the county is working with business owners to save small businesses and put out clear health guidelines for industries that are allowed to reopen in some form. “We take an education-first approach,” Duong said. “We know that businesses are struggling during this time. We can’t control exactly what (COVID-19) will do.”
  • As of Monday at 3:30 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region:
    • Alameda County: 18,187 cases, 257 deaths (17,847 cases, 247 deaths on Friday) (Totals include Berkeley Health Department data)
    • Contra Costa County: 13,938 cases, 175 deaths (13,802 cases, 175 deaths on Sunday)
    • Marin County: 6,068 cases, 94 deaths (6,053 cases, 94 deaths on Friday) (Totals include San Quentin State Prison)
    • Monterey County: 7,980 cases, 58 deaths (7,850 cases, 56 deaths on Sunday) Napa County: 1,431 cases, 13 deaths (1,397 cases, 13 deaths on Sunday)
    • San Francisco County: 9,494 cases, 83 deaths (9,428 cases, 83 deaths on Sunday)
    • San Mateo County: 8,169 cases, 131 deaths (8,074 cases, 131 deaths on Sunday)
    • Santa Clara County: 17,013 cases, 244 deaths (17,013 cases, 244 deaths on Sunday)
    • Santa Cruz County: 1,736 cases, 7 deaths (1,736 cases, 7 deaths on Sunday)
    • Solano County: 5,388 cases, 46 deaths (5,388 cases, 46 deaths on Sunday)
    • Sonoma County: 5,718 cases, 80 deaths (5,654 cases, 78 deaths on Sunday)
    • Statewide: 704,085 cases, 12,933 deaths (699,909 cases, 12,905 deaths on Sunday)

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