For the second time in a week, the number of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases topped more than 3,000 in a single day, bringing the total number statewide to 115,032. There also were 47 new deaths on Monday, increasing the death toll to 4,219.
In the Bay Area, 263 new cases were diagnosed on Monday, and there were four reported deaths from the virus.
Butte County in Northern California, which had seen few infections and no deaths, reported its COVID-19 fatality. The victim was described as older than 65, and had multiple underlying health conditions.
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The Bay Area has lost almost 597,000 jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdowns, but officials say that if there has been a silver lining in all the tragedy, it’s that people working from home or being jobless, greatly reduced automobile traffic on freeways and city streets. — George Avalos, 3:46 p.m.
The latest news from Bay Area counties on infections and deaths from COVID-19. — Rick Hurd and Martha Ross, 3:14 p.m.
Almost a dozen people in an East Oakland homeless encampment have been diagnosed with coronavirus. After a person living in an RV near the site tested positive, the county ramped up testing and other services to the camp in an attempt to stop the disease from spreading.– Marissa Kendall, 2:23 p.m.
The number of planned layoffs because of coronavirus shutdowns and restrictions were lower in May than in April, but that doesn’t mean they’re over. Best Buy and Bed, Bath and Beyond report plans to lay off several hundred of their employees in June. — George Avalos, 2:12 p.m.
While the sidewalk cafes of Paris reopened on Tuesday, with restrictions in place, health experts were alarmed that several Latin American countries have chosen to reopen their economies despite a rapid rise in coronavirus cases. — Associated Press, 12:02 p.m.
Public health experts are calling on police to stop using tear gas on people protesting the death of George Floyd, saying it makes people more susceptible to contracting COVID-19. An online petition was started at the University of Washington and created with Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease specialist at UCSF. The gas might make the respiratory tract more susceptible to infection, exacerbates existing inflammation and causes coughing. — Emily DeRuy, 10:29 a.m.
As restrictions on businesses begin to ease, merchants and restaurant owners are starting to see new life in Old Town Los Gatos. — Laura Ness, 7:24 a.m.
Parking lots at 144 of California’s 280 state parks, beaches and historic sites have reopened after two months of closure, another sign that restrictions are…