Global Statistics

All countries
10,918,153
Confirmed
Updated on July 2, 2020 5:33 pm
All countries
5,899,726
Recovered
Updated on July 2, 2020 5:33 pm
All countries
521,352
Deaths
Updated on July 2, 2020 5:33 pm

Global Statistics

All countries
10,918,153
Confirmed
Updated on July 2, 2020 5:33 pm
All countries
5,899,726
Recovered
Updated on July 2, 2020 5:33 pm
All countries
521,352
Deaths
Updated on July 2, 2020 5:33 pm

Coronavirus updates: 28 members of a California family all infected, father dead

Netcare sets up free-standing mortuaries at some hospitals | News24

Health department officials collects blood samples for testing at a temporary Covid-19 rapid test center. STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Netcare hospital group have set up "free-standing" mortuaries at some of its hospitals.They say this is to ensure the safety of health and funeral parlour workers during the Covid-19 pandemicThey say staff will at all…

More Cape Town officers could face suspension for dragging naked man from shack | News24

More law enforcement officers could be suspended after the removal of a naked man from his Khayelitsha home.The City's safety and security director Richard Bosman said he expects a preliminary report on Monday.Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz condemned the conduct of the law enforcement officers.The City of Cape Town's law enforcement head Richard Bosman said…

OPINION | SA is a country of two nations

A Khayelitsha man was ripped from his bath and pushed into the spotlight during demolitions on Wednesday, revealing the only difference between evictions under apartheid and now is that there were phones to film the event, in which the man was completely dehumanised, writes Mikhail Moosa.Bulelani Qolani was bathing yesterday when he was forcefully removed from…

Less than quarter of the 19 000 inmates eligible for Covid-19 parole released so far | News24

Mdu Ndzingi/ Drum Magazine/Gallo Images/Getty Ima Only 4 138 of the about 19 000 inmates eligible for special early parole due to the Covid-19 pandemic, have been released by 24 June.This eased the overpopulation in South Africa's prisons from 30.68% to 24.75%. The rate of imprisonment is increasing faster than the Department of Correctional Services' rate…

Covid-19 news: App identified Leicester as a virus hotspot weeks ago

By Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A police officer talks to a woman as he patrols along a street following a local lockdown in LeicesterReuters/Phil Noble Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 2 July An app identified Leicester as a coronavirus hotspot two weeks…
Alexander Panis, nurse practitioner at St. John's Well Child and Family Center, prepares a COVID-19 test on Thursday, June 25, 2020, in the Wilmington area of Los Angeles.
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Alexander Panis, nurse practitioner at St. John’s Well Child and Family Center, prepares a COVID-19 test on Thursday, June 25, 2020, in the Wilmington area of Los Angeles.

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In this June 18, 2020, file photo, a sign advising visitors to maintain social distance is shown as people watch the sea lions at Pier 39, where some stores, restaurants and attractions have reopened, during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco. Health officials in Santa Clara County, California, one of the most aggressive in the nation in shutting down because of the coronavirus are warning of
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In this June 18, 2020, file photo, a sign advising visitors to maintain social distance is shown as people watch the sea lions at Pier 39, where some stores, restaurants and attractions have reopened, during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco. Health officials in Santa Clara County, California, one of the most aggressive in the nation in shutting down because of the coronavirus are warning of “worrisome” growing infections tied in the San Francisco Bay Area as California reports its highest one-day total infections amid a rise in hospitalizations from the virus.

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Customers dine out at Cafe Macaroni on Columbus Avenue in San Francisco Calif. on June 26,2020.
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Customers dine out at Cafe Macaroni on Columbus Avenue in San Francisco Calif. on June 26,2020.

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Alex, an app-based driver, honks his horn during a demonstration in front of the home of Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on June 24, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Dozens of app-based workers held a caravan style protest outside of the home of Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to denounce companies that are classifying workers as independent contractors and have not supplied workers with proper personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
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Alex, an app-based driver, honks his horn during a demonstration in front of the home of Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on June 24, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Dozens of app-based workers held a caravan style protest outside of the home of Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to denounce companies that are classifying workers as independent contractors and have not supplied workers with proper personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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Waitress Jariya Namwaan disinfects her hands and puts on new safety gloves after cleaning a dining table. Namwaan works a shift at Farmhouse Kitchen in Oakland, Calif. on June 23, 2020. The restaurant recently re-opened to customers for outdoor dine-in service.
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Waitress Jariya Namwaan disinfects her hands and puts on new safety gloves after cleaning a dining table. Namwaan works a shift at Farmhouse Kitchen in Oakland, Calif. on June 23, 2020. The restaurant recently re-opened to customers for outdoor dine-in service.

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A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officer wears a protective mask as he stands guard at the front gate of San Quentin State Prison on June 29, 2020 in San Quentin, California. San Quentin State Prison is continuing to experience an outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 cases with over 1,000 confirmed cases amongst the staff and inmate population. San Quentin had zero cases of COVID-19 prior to a May 30th transfer of 121 inmates from a Southern California facility that had hundreds of active cases 13 COVID-19-related deaths.
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A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officer wears a protective mask as he stands guard at the front gate of San Quentin State Prison on June 29, 2020 in San Quentin, California. San Quentin State Prison is continuing to experience an outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 cases with over 1,000 confirmed cases amongst the staff and inmate population. San Quentin had zero cases of COVID-19 prior to a May 30th transfer of 121 inmates from a Southern California facility that had hundreds of active cases 13 COVID-19-related deaths.

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A BART commuter waits for a train at the Powell Station in San Francisco, Calif. on June 26, 2020. BART has placed signs reminding riders to wear make and social distance through the train system due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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A BART commuter waits for a train at the Powell Station in San Francisco, Calif. on June 26, 2020. BART has placed signs reminding riders to wear make and social distance through the train system due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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A customer shops at Cliff's Variety on June 16, 2020 in San Francisco, California.
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A customer shops at Cliff’s Variety on June 16, 2020 in San Francisco, California.

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In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, coach Chanel Antonio leads a drill with her virtual students at Golden State Warriors basketball camp in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors had to adapt their popular youth basketball camps and make them virtual given the COVID-19 pandemic.
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, coach Chanel Antonio leads a drill with her virtual students at Golden State Warriors basketball camp in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors had to adapt their popular youth basketball camps and make them virtual given the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Redwood High School senior Luke McLay (left) celebrates during a drive-in graduation ceremony at the Marin County Fairgrounds on June 12, 2020. Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Redwood High School graduating seniors had a drive-in ceremony where graduates had to practice social distancing and remain in or immediately around their vehicles with their families.
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Redwood High School senior Luke McLay (left) celebrates during a drive-in graduation ceremony at the Marin County Fairgrounds on June 12, 2020. Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Redwood High School graduating seniors had a drive-in ceremony where graduates had to practice social distancing and remain in or immediately around their vehicles with their families.

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Ken and Debra Copeland take a selfie on June 11, 2020 in Yosemite National Park, California. Yosemite National Park reopened today with many restrictions after shutting down in March to protect people from COVID-19. Only about half of the average June visitors will be allowed in, and they must make an online reservation for each car. The park will issue 1,700 day passes each day and an additional 1,900 passes for reservations at campsites or hotels in the park.
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Ken and Debra Copeland take a selfie on June 11, 2020 in Yosemite National Park, California. Yosemite National Park reopened today with many restrictions after shutting down in March to protect people from COVID-19. Only about half of the average June visitors will be allowed in, and they must make an online reservation for each car. The park will issue 1,700 day passes each day and an additional 1,900 passes for reservations at campsites or hotels in the park.

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Ross Valley Fitness (formerly Ross Valley Crossfit) members stretch during an outdoor socially distanced workout class on June 13, 2020 in San Anselmo, California. Members of Ross Valley Fitness were able to participate in their first in-person workout class since gyms were closed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The town of San Anselmo closed off streets on weekends to allow businesses like gyms and restaurants to have more outdoor space to allow for their customers to have more space to socially distance.
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Ross Valley Fitness (formerly Ross Valley Crossfit) members stretch during an outdoor socially distanced workout class on June 13, 2020 in San Anselmo, California. Members of Ross Valley Fitness were able to participate in their first in-person workout class since gyms were closed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The town of San Anselmo closed off streets on weekends to allow businesses like gyms and restaurants to have more outdoor space to allow for their customers to have more space to socially distance.

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(Left to right) Haylie Aitken and Rachel Pratley enjoy a margarita atTacolicious on Valencia Street in San Francisco, Calif.. The restaurant started offering outdoor food service on June 12, 2020..
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(Left to right) Haylie Aitken and Rachel Pratley enjoy a margarita atTacolicious on Valencia Street in San Francisco, Calif.. The restaurant started offering outdoor food service on June 12, 2020..

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Danielle Espinoza, left, looks into a mirror while cutting her own hair as hairstylist Wendy Newsome, in Portland, Ore., provides a virtual guided haircut over their computers through Zoom during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Saturday, June 13, 2020.
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Danielle Espinoza, left, looks into a mirror while cutting her own hair as hairstylist Wendy Newsome, in Portland, Ore., provides a virtual guided haircut over their computers through Zoom during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Saturday, June 13, 2020.

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Shana Ayers, left, of Kansas City, Mo., Susan Goodwin, of Fresno, Calif., taste the 2016 Rubicon at the Inglenook winery Friday, June 12, 2020, in Rutherford, Calif. California wineries started uncorking their bottles and welcoming people back to their tasting rooms Friday as the state's $145 billion tourism industry gears up with hotels, zoos, museums and aquariums also allowed to reopen. The historic winery, which dates to 1879, reopened Friday to wine club members after being closed since mid March because of the coronavirus threat and will be open to the public on June 25.
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Shana Ayers, left, of Kansas City, Mo., Susan Goodwin, of Fresno, Calif., taste the 2016 Rubicon at the Inglenook winery Friday, June 12, 2020, in Rutherford, Calif. California wineries started uncorking their bottles and welcoming people back to their tasting rooms Friday as the state’s $145 billion tourism industry gears up with hotels, zoos, museums and aquariums also allowed to reopen. The historic winery, which dates to 1879, reopened Friday to wine club members after being closed since mid March because of the coronavirus threat and will be open to the public on June 25.

Eric Risberg/Associated Press

A man wears a face mask while cleaning an outdoor dining table at The Hook at Pier 39, where some stores, restaurants and attractions have reopened, during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Thursday, June 18, 2020.
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A man wears a face mask while cleaning an outdoor dining table at The Hook at Pier 39, where some stores, restaurants and attractions have reopened, during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Thursday, June 18, 2020.

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A wash your hands sticker is displayed on the door of a coronavirus COVID-19 patient's room in the intensive care unit (I.C.U.) at Regional Medical Center on May 21, 2020 in San Jose, California. Frontline workers are continuing to care for coronavirus COVID-19 patients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Santa Clara county, where this hospital is located, has had the most deaths of any Northern California county, and the earliest known COVID-19 related deaths in the United States.
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A wash your hands sticker is displayed on the door of a coronavirus COVID-19 patient’s room in the intensive care unit (I.C.U.) at Regional Medical Center on May 21, 2020 in San Jose, California. Frontline workers are continuing to care for coronavirus COVID-19 patients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Santa Clara county, where this hospital is located, has had the most deaths of any Northern California county, and the earliest known COVID-19 related deaths in the United States.

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Tesla worker Carlos Gabriel holds a sign during a demonstration outside of the Tesla factory on June 15, 2020 in Fremont, California. A handful of Tesla workers staged a protest outside of the Tesla factory to demand that California Gov. Gavin Newsom dispatch CAL-OSHA inspectors to the factory to inspect working conditions during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
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Tesla worker Carlos Gabriel holds a sign during a demonstration outside of the Tesla factory on June 15, 2020 in Fremont, California. A handful of Tesla workers staged a protest outside of the Tesla factory to demand that California Gov. Gavin Newsom dispatch CAL-OSHA inspectors to the factory to inspect working conditions during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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Having arrived to pick up her order, Shelley Davies uses her cell phone to buy an additional item online from Plants and Friends on Fillmore Street in San Francisco on May 27, 2020. It is one of many retail stores that have recently opened curbside or door service in San Francisco.
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Having arrived to pick up her order, Shelley Davies uses her cell phone to buy an additional item online from Plants and Friends on Fillmore Street in San Francisco on May 27, 2020. It is one of many retail stores that have recently opened curbside or door service in San Francisco.

Shelley Davies waits for her delivery at Plants and Friends./Douglas Zimmerman/SFGate

Hair stylist Kayla Van Dyke cuts Todd Maltbie's hair at The Parlor on May 27, 2020 in Napa, California. Hair salons have been given the green light to open in California by Gov. Gavin Newsom with safety measures in place for both customers and workers. It is up to each individual county to decide if they will allow hair salons to reopen under the new guidelines. San Benito, Napa and Solano are among a handful of counties that will see hair salons and barbershops reopening.
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Hair stylist Kayla Van Dyke cuts Todd Maltbie’s hair at The Parlor on May 27, 2020 in Napa, California. Hair salons have been given the green light to open in California by Gov. Gavin Newsom with safety measures in place for both customers and workers. It is up to each individual county to decide if they will allow hair salons to reopen under the new guidelines. San Benito, Napa and Solano are among a handful of counties that will see hair salons and barbershops reopening.

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Customers social distance from each other while waiting in line at LaTaqueria on Mission Street. The taqueria reopened for take out business in San Francisco, Calif. on May 27, 2020.
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Customers social distance from each other while waiting in line at LaTaqueria on Mission Street. The taqueria reopened for take out business in San Francisco, Calif. on May 27, 2020.

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A couple enjoy hanging out at Dolores Park in San Francisco, Calif. on May 27, 2020.
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A couple enjoy hanging out at Dolores Park in San Francisco, Calif. on May 27, 2020.

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Nurses rush to meet with a patient that his being admitted to the emergency room at Regional Medical Center on May 21, 2020 in San Jose, California. Frontline workers are continuing to care for coronavirus COVID-19 patients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Santa Clara county, where this hospital is located, has had the most deaths of any Northern California county, and the earliest known COVID-19 related deaths in the United States.
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Nurses rush to meet with a patient that his being admitted to the emergency room at Regional Medical Center on May 21, 2020 in San Jose, California. Frontline workers are continuing to care for coronavirus COVID-19 patients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Santa Clara county, where this hospital is located, has had the most deaths of any Northern California county, and the earliest known COVID-19 related deaths in the United States.

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A very crowded Washington Square Park photographed Saturday, May 24, 2020.
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A very crowded Washington Square Park photographed Saturday, May 24, 2020.

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In this Friday, May 15, 2020 photo, Joel Johnson, right, takes delivery of his new bicycle at the Sports Basement store in San Francisco. Johnson hadn't owned a bicycle since he was 15, but soon after the coronavirus pandemic led to a shelter in place order in San Francisco, he bought a bike to avoid crowded public trains and buses. He is among thousands of cooped-up Americans snapping up new bicycles or dusting off decades-old bikes to stay fit, keep their mental sanity or have a safe alternative to public transportation.
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In this Friday, May 15, 2020 photo, Joel Johnson, right, takes delivery of his new bicycle at the Sports Basement store in San Francisco. Johnson hadn’t owned a bicycle since he was 15, but soon after the coronavirus pandemic led to a shelter in place order in San Francisco, he bought a bike to avoid crowded public trains and buses. He is among thousands of cooped-up Americans snapping up new bicycles or dusting off decades-old bikes to stay fit, keep their mental sanity or have a safe alternative to public transportation.

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The city of San Francisco opened a new COVID-19 testing center on Pier 30/32 in San Francisco, California on May 5, 2020.
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The city of San Francisco opened a new COVID-19 testing center on Pier 30/32 in San Francisco, California on May 5, 2020.

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A line of people wearing face masks wait to enter a Trader Joe's grocery store during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Saturday, May 9, 2020.
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A line of people wearing face masks wait to enter a Trader Joe’s grocery store during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Saturday, May 9, 2020.

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Michael Chin, right, with the band Midnight Crush, purchases guitar strings from Diane Shibley at the Napa Music Supply store, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Napa, Calif. Some California retailers and manufacturers were able to reopen Friday under a new plan by Gov. Gavin Newsom aimed at easing the state's stay-at-home coronavirus order. His plan released Thursday allows some counties to go further by opening restaurants for dining, but only if the counties can meet strict thresholds.
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Michael Chin, right, with the band Midnight Crush, purchases guitar strings from Diane Shibley at the Napa Music Supply store, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Napa, Calif. Some California retailers and manufacturers were able to reopen Friday under a new plan by Gov. Gavin Newsom aimed at easing the state’s stay-at-home coronavirus order. His plan released Thursday allows some counties to go further by opening restaurants for dining, but only if the counties can meet strict thresholds.

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San Francisco Police Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) volunteer David Flynn offers face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Dolores Park in San Francisco, Sunday, May 24, 2020.
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San Francisco Police Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) volunteer David Flynn offers face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Dolores Park in San Francisco, Sunday, May 24, 2020.

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UCSF nurse Jamilah Dula and fellow UCSF health care workers board a United Airlines flight at San Francisco International Airport en route to Navajo Nation to help care for COVID-19 patients on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in San Francisco. A group of UCSF staff including 14 nurses and seven doctors volunteered for the assignment in Navajo Nation hospitals in Arizona and New Mexico.
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UCSF nurse Jamilah Dula and fellow UCSF health care workers board a United Airlines flight at San Francisco International Airport en route to Navajo Nation to help care for COVID-19 patients on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in San Francisco. A group of UCSF staff including 14 nurses and seven doctors volunteered for the assignment in Navajo Nation hospitals in Arizona and New Mexico.

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Professional triathlete Sarah Piampiano goes on a training ride with her training partner Chelsea Sodaro on May 2, 2020 in Olema, California. Piampiano normally competes in full and half IRONMAN races all over the world, but all her upcoming races have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Piampiano has been mixing up her training with different types of bike riding, road and trail running, swimming in a lagoon instead of a pool, and at home zoom sessions with her trainer. Piampiano and Sodaro, who is also a professional triathlete, have spent much of the time training together.
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Professional triathlete Sarah Piampiano goes on a training ride with her training partner Chelsea Sodaro on May 2, 2020 in Olema, California. Piampiano normally competes in full and half IRONMAN races all over the world, but all her upcoming races have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Piampiano has been mixing up her training with different types of bike riding, road and trail running, swimming in a lagoon instead of a pool, and at home zoom sessions with her trainer. Piampiano and Sodaro, who is also a professional triathlete, have spent much of the time training together.

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An aerial drone view of professional triathlete Sarah Piampiano (pink cap) relaxs after swimming with her training partner Chelsea Sodaro in the Belvedere Lagoon on April 29, 2020 in Tiburon, California. Piampiano normally competes in full and half IRONMAN races all over the world, but all her upcoming races have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Piampiano has been mixing up her training with different types of bike riding, road and trail running, swimming in a lagoon instead of a pool, and at home zoom sessions with her trainer. Piampiano and Sodaro, who is also a professional triathlete, have spent much of the time training together.
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An aerial drone view of professional triathlete Sarah Piampiano (pink cap) relaxs after swimming with her training partner Chelsea Sodaro in the Belvedere Lagoon on April 29, 2020 in Tiburon, California. Piampiano normally competes in full and half IRONMAN races all over the world, but all her upcoming races have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Piampiano has been mixing up her training with different types of bike riding, road and trail running, swimming in a lagoon instead of a pool, and at home zoom sessions with her trainer. Piampiano and Sodaro, who is also a professional triathlete, have spent much of the time training together.

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Operating room nurse Jennifer Lee, left, and other nurses hold up signs at honking motorists during a May Day action demanding better COVID-19 protections for nurses outside the Parnassus campus of the UCSF Medical Center Friday, May 1, 2020, in San Francisco. The May Day actions by nurses were taking place at 139 hospitals in 13 states Friday.
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Operating room nurse Jennifer Lee, left, and other nurses hold up signs at honking motorists during a May Day action demanding better COVID-19 protections for nurses outside the Parnassus campus of the UCSF Medical Center Friday, May 1, 2020, in San Francisco. The May Day actions by nurses were taking place at 139 hospitals in 13 states Friday.

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A bicyclist rides their bike down Lake Street, one of the designated Slow Streets in San Francisco, California on May 4, 2020.
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A bicyclist rides their bike down Lake Street, one of the designated Slow Streets in San Francisco, California on May 4, 2020.

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In this Wednesday, April 29, 2020 photo, Joe Feld, owner of Flying Color Comics, left, gestures after making a curbside delivery of comic books to Elias Panos in Concord, Calif. The biggest day of the year for comics retailers in America is May 2, Free Comic Book Day, which Feld created. There will be no such day this May, and no comics to populate it after the main distributor stopped shipping product. Will the industry that fuels millions of collectors' superhero dreams and provides fodder for Hollywood's biggest blockbusters be dealt a powerful death blow by the effects of the coronavirus?
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In this Wednesday, April 29, 2020 photo, Joe Feld, owner of Flying Color Comics, left, gestures after making a curbside delivery of comic books to Elias Panos in Concord, Calif. The biggest day of the year for comics retailers in America is May 2, Free Comic Book Day, which Feld created. There will be no such day this May, and no comics to populate it after the main distributor stopped shipping product. Will the industry that fuels millions of collectors’ superhero dreams and provides fodder for Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters be dealt a powerful death blow by the effects of the coronavirus?

Ben Margot/Associated Press

A protestor who identified himself as Frank G waves an American flag while wearing a faux spacesuit in front of City Hall on Friday, May 1, 2020, in San Francisco. Protestors in favor of re-opening California to business and the restoration of what they feel to be the restriction on civil liberties came to voice their opinion of California Governor Gavin Newsom's stay at home guidelines.
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A protestor who identified himself as Frank G waves an American flag while wearing a faux spacesuit in front of City Hall on Friday, May 1, 2020, in San Francisco. Protestors in favor of re-opening California to business and the restoration of what they feel to be the restriction on civil liberties came to voice their opinion of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay at home guidelines.

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Sweet Farm co-founder Nate Salpeter uses his iPhone to speak to a group during a Goat 2 Meeting Zoom meeting on May 01, 2020 in Half Moon Bay, California. Sweet Farm, an animal sanctuary about 45 minutes south of San Francisco, is offering so-called Goat 2 Meetings with cameos from farm animals on your Zoom meeting. Sweet Farm's mission is to give people a fun diversion from their normal Zoom meeting and to educate on the negative impacts of industrialized farming. Prices for an animal cameo start at $65.
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Sweet Farm co-founder Nate Salpeter uses his iPhone to speak to a group during a Goat 2 Meeting Zoom meeting on May 01, 2020 in Half Moon Bay, California. Sweet Farm, an animal sanctuary about 45 minutes south of San Francisco, is offering so-called Goat 2 Meetings with cameos from farm animals on your Zoom meeting. Sweet Farm’s mission is to give people a fun diversion from their normal Zoom meeting and to educate on the negative impacts of industrialized farming. Prices for an animal cameo start at $65.

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Nightbird Restaurant chef and owner Kim Alter, left, mimics giving a hug to nurse practitioner Sydney Gressel, center, and patient care technician Matt Phillips after delivering dinner to them at University of California at San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco, March 27, 2020. A group of tech-savvy, entrepreneurial San Francisco friends wanted to help two groups devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. They came up with a plan that involved soliciting donations, tapping friends in the restaurant world and getting San Francisco hospitals to accept free food cooked up by some of the city's top chefs.
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Nightbird Restaurant chef and owner Kim Alter, left, mimics giving a hug to nurse practitioner Sydney Gressel, center, and patient care technician Matt Phillips after delivering dinner to them at University of California at San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, March 27, 2020. A group of tech-savvy, entrepreneurial San Francisco friends wanted to help two groups devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. They came up with a plan that involved soliciting donations, tapping friends in the restaurant world and getting San Francisco hospitals to accept free food cooked up by some of the city’s top chefs.

Jeff Chiu/Associated Press

A man reaches to grab something as he maintains distance from another man at Alamo Square Park in San Francisco, Sunday, April 26, 2020, during the coronavirus outbreak.
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A man reaches to grab something as he maintains distance from another man at Alamo Square Park in San Francisco, Sunday, April 26, 2020, during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Adrina Rodriguez (left) talks with a nurse through a window as she visits her father who is a patient at the Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center that has tested negative for COVID-19 on April 14, 2020 in Hayward, California. The Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center remains open after a tenth patient died from COVID-19 complications.
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Adrina Rodriguez (left) talks with a nurse through a window as she visits her father who is a patient at the Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center that has tested negative for COVID-19 on April 14, 2020 in Hayward, California. The Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center remains open after a tenth patient died from COVID-19 complications.

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A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train passes an empty playground on April 08, 2020 in San Francisco, California. BART announced that it is slashing daily service as ridership falls dramatically due to the coronavirus shelter in place order. Starting Wednesday, regular Monday through Friday service will be reduced to running trains every half hour between 5 am and 9 pm.
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A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train passes an empty playground on April 08, 2020 in San Francisco, California. BART announced that it is slashing daily service as ridership falls dramatically due to the coronavirus shelter in place order. Starting Wednesday, regular Monday through Friday service will be reduced to running trains every half hour between 5 am and 9 pm.

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A bicyclist makes his way across the empty intersection at Montgomery and California streets during the normally busy rush hour commute. The city is under a shelter-in-place order to slow the spread of the the coronavirus, Covid-19, in San Francisco, Calif. on March 26, 2020.
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A bicyclist makes his way across the empty intersection at Montgomery and California streets during the normally busy rush hour commute. The city is under a shelter-in-place order to slow the spread of the the coronavirus, Covid-19, in San Francisco, Calif. on March 26, 2020.

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Customer Antoine Conners, right, wears a mask while being helped by budtender Chris Gomez at The Mission Cannabis Club dispensary in San Francisco, Thursday, March 19, 2020.
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Customer Antoine Conners, right, wears a mask while being helped by budtender Chris Gomez at The Mission Cannabis Club dispensary in San Francisco, Thursday, March 19, 2020.

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A single car drives west on the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on April 01, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Officials in seven San Francisco Bay Area counties have extended the shelter in place order until May 1 in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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A single car drives west on the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on April 01, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Officials in seven San Francisco Bay Area counties have extended the shelter in place order until May 1 in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Oakland School District Cafeteria employee Michelle Franklin hands out donated meals from Revolution Foods and Steph and Ayesha Curry. Cafeteria staff and volunteers handed out grab and go meals to Oakland students and families in the Oakland High School cafeteria on March 19th, 2020. Schools in the district are closed due to shelter-in-place orders due to the the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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Oakland School District Cafeteria employee Michelle Franklin hands out donated meals from Revolution Foods and Steph and Ayesha Curry. Cafeteria staff and volunteers handed out grab and go meals to Oakland students and families in the Oakland High School cafeteria on March 19th, 2020. Schools in the district are closed due to shelter-in-place orders due to the the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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A bikini clad woman has her photo taken on Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday, March 22, 2020, in San Francisco. Some 40 million Californians are coping with their first weekend under a statewide order requiring them to stay at home to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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A bikini clad woman has her photo taken on Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday, March 22, 2020, in San Francisco. Some 40 million Californians are coping with their first weekend under a statewide order requiring them to stay at home to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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A pedestrian walks by a sign during the coronavirus shelter-in-place order in Oakland, Calif. on March 25, 2020.
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A pedestrian walks by a sign during the coronavirus shelter-in-place order in Oakland, Calif. on March 25, 2020.

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Overlooking the Pacific Ocean Oakland residents Lisa Pazzino and Kit Center gaze out at a rainbow over the mountains, they migrated into nature in the pursuit to get away from the Bay Area during the world-wide coronavirus outbreak in Big Sur, California Thursday March 26, 2020.
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Overlooking the Pacific Ocean Oakland residents Lisa Pazzino and Kit Center gaze out at a rainbow over the mountains, they migrated into nature in the pursuit to get away from the Bay Area during the world-wide coronavirus outbreak in Big Sur, California Thursday March 26, 2020.

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LATEST June 30, 1:30 p.m. San Francisco Mayor London Breed is appealing to San Franciscans to stay home for the Fourth of July to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

“The Fourth of July is normally a time to gather and celebrate with family, friends and neighbors. Unfortunately these are not normal times, and these types of gatherings are the environments in which COVID-19 spread,” said Mayor Breed in a press release. “It is critical that all of us continue to follow the Health Orders designed to protect our safety. Please think carefully and act responsibly this weekend.”

On Monday, official fireworks shows across the Bay Area were canceled to discourage large gatherings of spectators.

June 30, 1:00 p.m. In its Budget and Fiscal Update for FY 2021-2022, the SFMTA outlined survey results regarding how ridership might change in the near and long-term future for public transit. The agency expects to see a baseline 20% ridership drop going forward, attributed to a rise in permanent remote work prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The update also outlined survey results compiled from 25,000 adults. Researchers found that 20% of respondents who used buses and public transit regularly before the outbreak said they now now longer would, and 28% said they would use these services less often. Additionally, more than 50% of respondents said they “would either use these less or stop using [rideshare options] completely.”

As a result, the SFMTA is planning accordingly. “Do not expect to return to the transit system you were used to before,” the budget update notes. “We will continue to transform transit and move Muni Forward.”

June 30, 12:30 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday the state has procured 15,679 hotel and motel rooms as part of an initiative to house people living on the street during the coronavirus pandemic.

Project Roomkey launched in April as the first of its type in the country and as of today 85% of those rooms are in use and 14,200 have been housed, the governor said.

Newsom explained the program provides, “a room, a key, a lock” for people living in their cars, in shelters, in encampments, or on the street.

The governor said he signed the state’s budget on Monday and it includes an additional $1.3 billion for cities and counties to support homeless programs such as Project Roomkey. The funding will also help support a new program called Project Home Key that will allow the state to not only lease but acquire longterm housing for people on the streets.

June 30, 12:20 p.m. Rent is due tomorrow and some San Francisco landlords don’t want the new COVID-19 Tenant Protections Ordinance to stop them from collecting it.

On Monday, four landlord and realtor groups filed a lawsuit against the city to obtain a temporary restraining order that would suspend the law immediately, according to KQED.

The ordinance was signed by Mayor London Breed last Friday, permanently prohibiting a residential landlord from pursuing an eviction for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 from April through July.

Read more from SFGATE Editor Tessa McLean.

June 30, 12:10 p.m. The U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with the coronavirus surging badly enough that Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators Tuesday some regions are putting the entire country at risk — just as schools and colleges are wrestling with how to safely reopen.

With about 40,000 new cases being reported a day, Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, said he “would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around.”

“I am very concerned,” he told a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee.

Infections are rising rapidly mostly in parts of the West and South, and Fauci and other public health experts said Americans everywhere will have to start following key recommendations if they want to get back to more normal activities like going to school.

“We’ve got to get the message out that we are all in this together,” by wearing masks in public and keeping out of crowds, said Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Read more here.

June 30, 11:50 a.m. An NPR report Tuesday outlines two methods for fighting COVID-19.

One is the mitigation method, which consists of testing symptomatic people and employing contact tracing and isolation with a target of a positive test rate of under 10%. The other is the suppression method, which involves testing asymptomatic people in high-risk environments, contact tracing and isolation with a targeted test rate of under 3%.

Currently, 32 states, including California, have not achieved mitigation or suppression. California would need to conduct 824,901 daily tests, or 2,088 per 100,000 people, but is currently averaging 92,858 tests per day, or 235 per 100,000 people.

Read more at NPR.

June 30, 11:30 a.m. San Quentin Prison, which now has over 1,000 cases of the coronavirus, has relocated infected prisoners to air-conditioned triage tents outside to keep them away from uninfected prisoners. Some who are critically ill have been taken to local hospitals, KTVU reports.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is facing criticism for not responding to the outbreak fast enough. Last month, there were zero cases at the prison. By Tuesday morning, there were 1,080 cases in prisoners and 102 in employees. The outbreak is believed to have begun when 100 inmates were transferred from a prison in Southern California to San Quentin.

The CDCR is hoping to mitigate the spread by releasing up to 3,500 more non-violent inmates who have six months or fewer remaining on their sentence.

June 30, 10:05 a.m. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and Public Health Department held a joint meeting Monday with the San Jose City Council to preview the county’s new reopening plan that will be released later this week.

Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody discussed the transition from a sector-to-sector reopening plan to a risk-aversion plan.

“In this new phase we hope to create a framework that people will be able to live within for a long time to offer clarities on how to stay as safe as possible while doing the things we all need to do, and to create more certainty about the path ahead,” Cody said.

The new plan will include across-the-board guidelines for all open businesses, with some more restrictive guidelines for higher-risk activities that will be applicable for the long-term. This also means that some businesses will be deemed too high-risk to open up for the time being.

Bay City News contributed to this story.

June 30, 9:30 a.m. The mayors of the Bay Area coastal towns of Pacifica and Half Moon Bay told KPIX they want out-of-towners to stay home on the Fourth of July.

“Let’s start off with the fact that we are a tourist town, and that we totally embrace tourists coming to Half Moon Bay,” Mayor Adam Eisen told KPIX. “I get the allure of the beach, but you know, then you want to flip it and say, ‘I’ve got people in the community, constituents that are literally fearful of their lives, as we’ve seen droves of people come at an unprecedented level.’”

“As people are parking in neighborhoods there are elderly people, in particular, that are very fearful to even walk out of their house,” Pacifica Mayor Deirdre Martin chimed in.

June 30, 9:10 a.m. California announced a record number of new COVID-19 cases Monday, reporting nearly 8,100 new infections. Cases are surging and an LA Times analysis predict cases in June will be roughly double those in May.

Gov. Gavin Newsom noted the number of cases has increased 45% in seven days and the state’s positivity rate — the number of people who have tested positive divided by the total number of tests administered — has gone from 4.4% to 5.5% in two weeks. (Read more from Newsom’s Monday press briefing on SFGATE).

Newsom said “5.5% is of concern. It’s not where some other states that are generating headlines are. They’re substantially higher, but we don’t like the trend line, and that’s why, again, this mandatory mask requirement is in effect, and that’s why, unfortunately, we’re using this dimmer switch to start to pull back on the stay-at-home order.”

June 30, 7:15 a.m. A 27-year-old Southern California man is sharing his family’s experience with coronavirus to encourage people to practice social distancing.

Richard Garay told KTLA he was the first in his family to contract COVID-19 and now 27 other members have tested positive. Garay’s 60-year-old father died of the virus the day before Father’s Day.

“It was painful to watch my dad’s health decline so drastically in front of me,” Garay told KTLA. “My father is my best friend.

“I don’t want my father’s death to be in vain,” he said. “I want people to understand coronavirus is a real thing.”

Coronavirus in the greater Bay Area: Links you need

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Alameda County: Find the latest COVID-19 numbers and health order.

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San Benito County: Find the latest COVID-19 numbers and health order.

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San Mateo County: Find the latest COVID-19 numbers and health order.

Santa Clara County: Find the latest COVID-19 numbers and health order.

Santa Cruz County: Find the latest COVID-19 numbers and health order.

Solano County: Find the latest COVID-19 numbers and health order.

Sonoma County: Find the latest COVID-19 numbers and health order.

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