BERKELEY, CA —With coronavirus restrictions loosening, business is slowly returning to normal in Berkeley and Alameda County. However, the number of local coronavirus cases and deaths continue to rise.
The health department on Tuesday said that 127 cases have been confirmed in Berkeley. As for deaths, the county now reports 120.
Around the county, the city of Oakland has recorded the most cases, with 2,023. Sunol has had fewer than 10 confirmed cases.
The virus is surging statewide, with Los Angeles County leading the way with more than 86,000 confirmed cases while recording its largest single-day increase in cases on Monday. The state has recorded nearly 185,000 confirmed cases, and 5,566 deaths.
The U.S. has confirmed 2,325,000 cases, and 120,770 deaths.
While California has the second highest number of cases in the nation, we have fared far better than other states on deaths. Here are the latest statistics compiled by Johns Hopkins University:
- New York: 31,198 deaths
- New Jersey: 13,026 deaths
- Massachusetts: 7,873 deaths
- Illinois: 6,671 deaths
- Pennsylvania: 6,464 deaths
- Michigan: 6,097 deaths
- California: 5,566 deaths
- Connecticut: 4,263 deaths
- Florida: 3,238 deaths
- Louisiana: 3,136 deaths
The bottom five states for deaths are Alaska, Hawaii, Wyoming, Montana, and Vermont.
Worldwide, more than 9,150,000 cases had been reported by midday Tuesday, and 473,650 deaths.
Meanwhile, if you are interested in a change of scenery, the San Francisco parking lots for the Golden Gate Bridge have partially reopened.
And here's a resource for parents: you may download free mindfulness apps for your children/
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