A few dozen people, most of them Latino, stood in sweltering heat outside Marin Community Clinics recently to be tested. Some came with babies and children. Many of the medical workers spoke to residents in Spanish. Wearing protective gear, they held the hands of patients who felt anxious or scared. They danced and joked between patients to lighten the mood. … [Read more...] about Latinos make up 75% of coronavirus cases in largely white Marin County. Will new equity efforts help?
In this June 19, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, wears a face mask as he answers a reporter's question during his visit to the Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine restaurant in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom implored people Monday, June 22, 2020, to wear face coverings to protect against the coronavirus and allow businesses to safely open after several days in which the state saw its highest virus hospitalizations and number of infections to date. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus update: 5 Calif. counties move from purple to red tier
The state system provides a baseline for which businesses can open, and how they must operate, based on a county’s coronavirus cases, but counties are allowed to maintain their own stricter rules. As local officials and businesses adjust to the new state tiers, Santa Clara County provides an example of how counties can adjust to changing conditions during a lingering pandemic. … [Read more...] about Santa Clara County’s boost in California reopening status offers businesses ‘hope for survival’
The key to progress is simple: minimizing new coronavirus cases, and tamping down the rate of tests that turn out positive for the virus, say public health officials. Looking at the number of new cases per 100,000 residents in each county, as well as the percentage of diagnostic tests that turn out positive are reliable, early markers of local outbreaks, they said at a news conference Tuesday — the day they plan to review counties’ progress each week. … [Read more...] about Here is the reopening status for Bay Area counties under California’s color-coded coronavirus system
The global count of known infections was more than 20.1 million as of Tuesday. More than half of cases are from the U.S., India and Brazil, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Average new cases per day in the U.S. have declined but still number over 54,000, compared to almost 59,000 in India and nearly 44,000 in Brazil. … [Read more...] about Mayor London Breed expects SF to spend $446 million on pandemic next year