The latest developments around the region related to the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, as of Tuesday afternoon include:
As much as 90 percent of Marin County residents are still susceptible to contracting the novel coronavirus, the county’s public health officer said Tuesday.
Marin County’s rate of new cases has slowed in recent weeks, allowing the county to move into a less-restrictive tier of the state’s pandemic reopening process.
As of Tuesday, 4,791 cases have been confirmed in Marin County, which does not include the 2,239 cases that have been confirmed at San Quentin State Prison. Many of those cases were confirmed during the state’s summer wave of infections.
Contra Costa County health officials, already working to set up more COVID-19 testing sites in parts of the county hardest hit by the virus, are now reaching out with a short video interview of a Concord man who has been battling the virus.
County Health Director Anna Roth told the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday that the hope is the video — shown at Tuesday’s board meeting — will help counter what she called a COVID-19 “stigma.”
The video features Jose, who lives in Concord with extended family members of a wide range of ages, perhaps 40 years old, discussing his recent bout with the coronavirus.
He said he didn’t take the virus seriously before he contracted it, and — in Spanish, with subtitles — said it’s still “extremely hard” to talk about.
California’s theme parks and outdoor sports stadiums can begin selling tickets to fans and customers once again with modifications, the state’s top public health official said Tuesday.
Both theme parks and stadiums will be allowed to resume selling tickets, provided that they sit in a county that has moved into Tier 3, or the orange tier, of the state’s coronavirus pandemic reopening plan.
“We’ve worked hard … with our partners, industry partners, labor partners, to come up with something that we believe at this time really supports the blueprint that we have put out, the slow, stringent approach,” state Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said.
As of Tuesday, at 5 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region:
Alameda County: 22,807 cases, 432 deaths (22,738 cases, 433 deaths on Monday) (Totals include Berkeley Health Department data.) (Death count revised)
Contra Costa County: 18,273 cases, 238 deaths (18,214 cases, 236 deaths on Monday)
Marin County: 7,036 cases, 127 deaths (7,030 cases, 127 deaths on Monday) (Totals include San Quentin State Prison)
Monterey County: 11,158 cases, 84 deaths (11,117 cases, 83 deaths on Monday)
Napa County: 1,908 cases, 14 deaths (1,888 cases, 14 deaths on Monday)
San Francisco County: 11,937 cases, 133 deaths (11,901 cases, 133 deaths on Monday)
San Mateo County: 10,889 cases, 157 deaths (10,810 cases, 157 deaths on Monday)
Santa Clara County: 23,458 cases, 382 deaths (23,355 cases, 378 deaths on Monday)
Santa Cruz County: 2,725 cases, 24 deaths (2,722 cases, 23 deaths on Monday)
Solano County: 7,171 cases, 74 deaths (7,117 cases, 74 deaths on Monday)
Sonoma County: 8,934 cases, 129 deaths (8,858 cases, 129 deaths on Monday)
Statewide: 874,077 cases, 16,992 deaths (870,791 cases, 16,970 deaths on Monday)
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