Coronavirus: New cases drop in Alameda County, rise elsewhere in Bay Area

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Bay Area counties reported a mixed bag of coronavirus-related data on Sunday, with Alameda County showing a decline in the number of new cases from the day before, but Contra Costa County reporting a slight uptick in its new COVID-19 case count.

In numbers updated Sunday that reflected totals as of the end of Saturday, Alameda County reported 33 new coronavirus cases, down from 59 new cases the county reported for Friday, to bring its total to 2,392 cases. The county didn’t report any more deaths from the virus, leaving its total of fatalities at 83.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that there were 14 positive COVID-19 cases among inmates at the Santa Rita Jail, a facility that has had a higher level of coronavirus cases than other jails around the Bay Area.

Contra Costa County Health Services reported 25 new COVID-19 cases, up from 21 new cases reported the day earlier, for a total of 1,146 cases. It was the third-straight day of case increases for the county following a decline in new cases between Tuesday and Wednesday. The county’s COVID-19 death total remained at 33, with no new deaths from the virus being reported in the last 24 hours.

In San Francisco County, officials reported 37 new coronavirus cases, to reach 2,091 total cases, compared to a gain of 28 new cases as of Friday evening. Like Alameda and Contra Costa Counties San Francisco reported no new COVID-19 deaths in the preceding 24-hour period, leaving its total at 36 fatalities.

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties had not provided updated data as of midday Sunday.

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