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

A wave of flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus infections among children is currently outpacing the state’s availability of pediatric hospital beds, one of the state’s top health officials said Tuesday.

Roughly 40 percent of pediatric intensive care unit beds are normally open statewide, but that figure is down to roughly 20 percent and into the teens in some parts of the state.

Respiratory viruses are also affecting older adults in large numbers, according to state Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly.

“These (infection) curves are getting steeper each week around flu, COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses,” Ghaly said. “Taken separately, these infections are manageable, but when all come together, the difficulty posed to the system is pretty extreme and we’re seeing that now.”

As of Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region:

Alameda County: 362,361 cases, 2,088 deaths (362,329 cases, 2,087 deaths on Tuesday) (Totals include Berkeley Health Department data)

Contra Costa County: 281,012 cases, 1,488 deaths (280,676 cases, 1,487 deaths on Tuesday)

Marin County: 46,345 cases, 299 deaths (46,297 cases, 299 deaths on Tuesday) (Totals include San Quentin State Prison)

Monterey County: 97,036 cases, 797 deaths (97,036 cases, 797 deaths on Tuesday)

Napa County: 32,945 cases, 177 deaths (32,945 cases, 177 deaths on Tuesday)

San Francisco County: 185,430 cases, 1,073 deaths (185,208 cases, 1,073 deaths on Tuesday)

San Joaquin County: 201,935 cases, 2,341 deaths (201,935 cases, 2,341 deaths on Tuesday)

San Mateo County: 176,261 cases, 853 deaths (176,261 cases, 853 deaths on Tuesday)

Santa Clara County: 453,951 cases, 2,533 deaths (449,354 cases, 2,533 deaths on Tuesday)

Santa Cruz County: 65,655 cases, 275 deaths (64,655 cases, 275 deaths on Tuesday)

Solano County: 113,186 cases, 441 deaths (113,186 cases, 441 deaths on Tuesday)

Sonoma County: 110,495 cases, 523 deaths (110,326 cases, 523 deaths on Tuesday)

Statewide: 10,651,573 cases, 96,803 deaths (10,651,573 cases, 96,803 deaths on Tuesday)

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