Our Bay Area is now experiencing an increase [spikes] of COVID19 cases and deaths.
We are posting these numbers because some Latinos think it’s no longer a threat, or want to open all businesses.
Please see below charts and Bay Area cases so you can take careful precautions.
San Francisco is the only exception.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18 UPDATE:
Santa Clara County reported 75 new cases for a total of 3,363 and one new death for a total of 152.
Solano County reported 19 new cases for a total of 811.
Sonoma County reported 19 new cases for a total of 822.
Napa County reported four new coronavirus cases for a total of 206.
Marin County reported 18 new cases for a total of 814.
Mendocino County reported one new case for a total of 54.
Contra Costa County reported five more COVID-19 deaths for 55 in total and 40 new cases for 2,111 in total.
Alameda County reported its 117th COVID-19 death and 105 new cases for 4,638 in total.
Santa Cruz County is up to 273 confirmed cases after reporting four more.
San Mateo County reported 25 more cases, raising the county’s total to 2,678.
San Francisco reported 38 additional cases for a total of 3,020.
Bay Area county now on state’s COVID-19 watch list due to rise in hospitalizations.
Contra Costa County is being monitored by the California Department of Public Health after a concerning increase in coronavirus hospitalizations, the department says.
As of Thursday, the county had 23 people hospitalized with COVID-19. That’s up from 13 people on June 1. The East Bay County has 2,148 known cases of COVID-19 and has seen 56 deaths as a result.
The rise in coronavirus hospitalizations comes “parallel to a rise in community transmission as our residents move away from shelter in place and resume more normal routines,” according to DPH.
In order to get back on track, Contra Costa County is being told to do the following:
Improve messaging on the importance of mask wearing and getting tested
Continue working with hospitals to prepare for the surge in cases
Ensure nursing homes have adequate protective gear and know how and when to use it
Educate people on the need for contact tracing
At this time, the county is not being asked to roll back any of its reopening. Hair salons and barbershops were allowed to reopen this week. Indoor restaurant dining, bars, gyms and movie theaters are currently slated to reopen on July 1.
Earlier this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a press conference that 13 counties had been identified as areas of concern and were receiving “targeted engagement.” At first, the state only named nine of those 13 counties.
On Friday, the DPH website lists Contra Costa, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Stanislaus and Tulare as the counties actively being monitored and assisted.