SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA — The Santa Clara County Public Health Department reported 26 additional cases of the new coronavirus Friday.
The report, which covers a two-day period, brings the countywide total of COVID-19 cases to 2,546.
The county hadn’t updated its coronavirus data since Wednesday, citing system issues with CalREDIE, California’s Reportable Disease Information Exchange.
The county reported no additional coronavirus-related fatalies, leaving its death toll at 138.
There are currently 96 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Santa Clara County, of which 21 are being treated in intensive care units.
Elsewhere around the Bay Area, the coronavirus crisis may deplete Hayward's $36 million in General Fund reserves in one year unless spending slows and sales tax and other key revenues improve from recent levels, city officials said Thursday.
So far, Hayward fire personnel including firefighters and the city manager have agreed to give up planned pay raises.
The mayor and members of the City Council are reducing their salaries by 2 percent for the next fiscal year and planning to cut their budgets for travel and other expenses by 50 percent.
San Francisco elected officials on Thursday joined the owners of The Stud, the city's oldest LGBTQ bar, to discuss the historic venue's closing after 55 years in the face of the coronavirus.
Despite a fundraiser and weekly online drag shows, the bar's owners say a loss of revenue due to the stay-at-home order is forcing them to close the doors at the 399 Ninth St. Location.
Martinez officials decided Thursday to hold off on a plan approved Wednesday night to close Main Street downtown to vehicle traffic on weekends as soon as this weekend, saying Thursday that they will wait until the county's coronavirus-related health order allows for more extensive retail business and restaurant operation.
There have been 90,102 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,660 coronavirus-related deaths in California as of Friday afternoon according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The United States has confirmed 1,599,740 COVID-19 cases and 95,886 coronavirus-related fatalities as of Friday afternoon.
Patch editor Gideon Rubin and Bay City News contributed to this report.
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