ALAMEDA COUNTY — Three more people have died of coronavirus in Alameda County, health officials reported on Tuesday, as the number of new cases of coronavirus rose by 35, to 1,533.
Fremont joined Oakland and Hayward in have cases in triple digits. Here are the top 3 cities in the county—
- Oakland: 442
- Hayward: 297
- Fremont: 101
Breaking down the numbers by race or ethnicity, the hardest hit community in Alameda County is the Hispanic/Latino community, with 446 cases. Next comes "unknown" as ethnicity information was not collected at the start of the outbreak. The Asian community has 256 cases, followed by White with 230, African/American Black with 173, other and multi-race have nominal numbers.
Beyond Alameda County some grim milestones were reached. The US has now reported more than a million confirmed cases, about a third of the world's total. There have been 216,160 deaths across the globe.
The US reports 58,126 deaths. California has experience 1,810 deaths and 45,497 confirmed cases.
All of the figures in this report were updated at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, California unveiled a four-stage process for easing the state's stay-home order during a news conference at midday by Gov. Gavin Newsom and Dr. Sonia Angell, the state's Public Health Officer. Newsom did not provide a timeline for when restrictions would be eased, but said the state was "weeks, not months, away from making meaningful modifications" to the order, assuming social distancing continues.
Most notably, California may reopen schools in late July or August, Newsom said, citing the need to make up for lost learning as the state's students have faced a rough transition to distance education. Lower-risk businesses would also be allowed during the same time frame, including manufacturing, retail that allows for curbside pickup and offices that are able to implement social distancing, Angell said.
As for completely lifting the state's stay-home order and allowing high-risk places like concert venues, live sports and convention centers to reopen, Angell said that will not happen until the state has access to therapeutic drugs to treat COVID-19. Experts have warned that that development may take months, if not years.
— Patch editor Nick Garber contributed to this article.
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