Alameda County Coronavirus: 57 Deaths; 1,568 Cases

Bea Karnes

ALAMEDA, CA — Coronavirus continues to take a toll in Alameda County, as health officials on Wednesday announced two new deaths and almost three dozen newly confirmed infections.

The death toll is now 57, while the number of confirmed cases is 1,568, according to the Alameda County Public Health Department.

Looking past Alameda County, California is approaching 2,000 deaths, with more than half of them in Los Angeles County, where 1,056 people have died.

At 2:30 p.m., California reports 48,111 cases, and 1,934 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The US has 1,037,526 cases, and 60,846 deaths.

Across the world, the number of cases is 3,187,919, with 226,771 deaths.

Alameda, Contra Costa and several other Bay Area counties announced modifications to the stay-at-home order. While most of us are still restricted, all construction work, some businesses that operate mostly outdoors, and some outdoor recreational facilities that had been closed under the previous order will be allowed to reopen.

The outdoor businesses allowed to reopen to customers include flea markets, landscaping, gardening, car washes, and nurseries, officials said.

Outdoor recreation like golf, tennis, and skate parks can resume, but sports that require person-to-person contact or shared equipment are still banned.

Restaurants and bars must still remain closed, even if they have outdoor seating.

— Patch editor Nick Gerber contributed to this story

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