The number of coronavirus cases in the Bay Area rose last week, with some counties reporting a wide divergence of numbers.
Santa Clara County had 2,290 cases as of Friday (May 8) afternoon, the most in the region, while Napa County had 78 cases, the fewest in the Bay Area.
The number of cases and deaths contributed to the virus keep rising in the region. To date, 9,482 people have tested positive for the coronavirus and 342 people have died. That’s up from 8,254 cases and 304 deaths a week ago.
Here’s the number of coronavirus cases in each county as of May 8:
Santa Clara County’s message to residents on Friday was a special one.
“I want to wish everyone a very happy Mother’s Day,” county Sheriff Laurie Smith said.
County officials said Mother’s Day this year will likely be different for many people who won’t see their mothers because of the shelter-in-place order, which is still in effect in the county until May 31.
Marianna Moles, a spokeswoman for the county, reminded residents that, even on the holiday, “If you don’t live with someone, you shouldn’t be spending any time in person with them.”
The county has made enormous progress in its fight against COVID-19, Moles said, adding,
“Sunday is really about our mothers. Let’s really truly make it about them by staying home and doing what is best for them and for us.”
Source: Bay Area county health departments, Santa Clara County Emergency Operations Center