California’s coronavirus case total reached 45,000 Monday, according to data compiled by this news organization, with Los Angeles County accounting for 45 percent.
Monday saw 1,525 new cases reported in the state.
Officials in the Bay Area said Monday that the region’s stay-at-home order will be extended through May, though specifics of any relaxed or tightened regulations have not been announced.
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A pug in North Carolina has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first known case in a dog in the United States. – CNN, 8:44 a.m.
Eleven residents have been infected with the virus at a Vallejo skilled nursing home. Officials confirmed that some workers at the facility have contracted the coronavirus, too. – John Glidden, 8:49 a.m.
More than 200,000 H-1B work visa holders in the United States could lose their rights to be here by June after losing work in the coronavirus pandemic. Many come from places that have closed their borders in response to the outbreak, leaving them nowhere to go. – Bloomberg News, 6:55 a.m.
San Francisco has started shutting down some roads, including in Golden Gate and McLaren parks, to vehicles as pedestrians and cyclists exercise during the stay-at-home order. Here’s a map of the closures. – Bay Area News Group, 6:26 a.m.
Two Bakersfield doctors have gone viral for their press conference arguing the country should reopen, using their position as medical professionals to gain clout. But public health experts roundly disagree, calling their findings misguided and pointing out statistical errors that undercut their argument. – CalMatters, 6:03 a.m.
What might an MLB season look like in 2020? Plans to restart games in China and Korea, as well as plans from other sports may lend a look into the path to play. – Shayna Rubin, 6 a.m.
Contact tracing is the subject of much conversation focused on fighting the virus. Here’s how it could work, and who could be hired to do it. – CNN, 4:49 a.m.
A Safeway worker in San Anselmo has tested positive for the coronavirus, the company confirmed Monday. The store has undergone deep cleaning but has remained open since the last time the employee worked. – Matthew Pera, 4:41 a.m.
Residents flocked to the Bay Area’s beaches during the warm weekend, prompting Santa Cruz County officials to reconsider their decision to leave the beaches open and trust residents to keep their distance. – Jessica York, 4:37 a.m.
As May 1 approaches, many who’ve lost work may struggle to pay rent. Here is what to do if you’re in that situation. – CNN, 4:35 a.m.
The ACLU has filed lawsuits against California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra demanding a reduction in jail populations and halt all ICE transfers, citing the spread of the coronavirus. – Joe Nelson, 4:25 a.m.