Coronavirus Deaths, Cases Continue to Climb in Bay Area

LATEST, March 25, 9:10 a.m. San Francisco County reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday morning, bringing the county total to 178. The county reported the first death in a resident on Tuesday night. Read the full story.

March 25, 8:15 a.m. The number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the Bay Area continues to climb, with now more than 1,000 cases in the nine-county region.

San Mateo County announced Wednesday morning four more deaths, bringing the county total to five. Health officials haven’t released details on the patients. In San Mateo, 165 individuals have tested positive for the respiratory illness.

San Francisco County health officials reported the county’s first death of a resident with COVID-19 on Tuesday evening. The patient who passed away was a man in his 40s with “multiple, significant” underlying health conditions, officials said in a statement.

March 25, 8:10 a.m. San Francisco-headquartered Gap Inc. announced Wednesday that the company “is pivoting resources so that factory partners can make masks, gowns and scrubs for healthcare workers on the frontlines and is connecting some of the largest hospitals in California with its vendors to deliver PPE [personal protective equipment] supplies.”

March 25, 8 a.m. To prevent crowds from gathering at beaches, the City of Pacifica announced Wednesday it is closing the parking lots and some facilitiesat its city beaches.

Those include north and south lots at Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar Beach); parking lots at the Pacifica Community Center; north and south lots at the Rockaway Beach; Council Chambers lot on Beach Boulevard; Beach Boulevard parking south of the Council Chambers and Fisherman’s Lot in 800 block of Palmetto Avenue.

The Pacifica Pier is also closed.

Half Moon Bay say it’s also closing parking lots at beaches.

March 25, 7:30 a.m. In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti said there have been reports of so-called nonessential businesses ignoring orders to shut down.

While he hopes for voluntary compliance, those ignoring warnings could face misdemeanor charges and the city could shut off the business’s water and electricity, Garcetti warned.

Such businesses are “irresponsible and selfish … it will put all of us at risk,” Garcetti said.

ALAMEDA COUNTY: 124 confirmed cases, 2 deaths*

Fore more information on Alameda County cases, visit the public health department website.

*Number excludes infected patients in City of Berkeley, which has its own health department and 10 cases, according to Berkeleyside.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY: 86 confirmed cases, 1 death

For more information on Contra Costa County cases, visit the public health department website.

LAKE COUNTY: 0 confirmed cases

For information on Lake County and coronavirus, visit the public health department website.

MARIN COUNTY: 53 confirmed cases

Fore more information on Marin County cases, visit the public health department website.

MONTEREY COUNTY: 20 confirmed cases

For more information on Monterey County cases, visit the public health department website.

NAPA COUNTY: 3 cases

For more information on Napa County cases, visit the public health department website.

SAN BENITO COUNTY: 7 confirmed cases, 1 death

For more information on San Benito County cases, visit the public health department website.

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY: 178 confirmed cases

For more information on San Francisco County cases, visit the public health department website.

SAN MATEO COUNTY: 165 confirmed cases, 5 death

For more information on San Mateo County cases, visit the public health department website.

SANTA CLARA COUNTY: 375 confirmed cases, 16 deaths

Fore more information on Santa Clara County cases, visit the public health department website.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY: 24 confirmed cases

For more information on Santa Cruz County cases, visit the public health department website. 

SOLANO COUNTY: 21 confirmed cases

For more information on Solano County cases, visit the public health department website.

SONOMA COUNTY: 34 confirmed cases, 1 death

For more information on Sonoma County cases, visit the public health department website.