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Complete coronavirus circumstances:
12,503 in California, together with Three,151 within the Bay Space.
270,473 circumstances within the U.S., with 7,077 deaths, together with 275 in California. The 5 states with the very best dying tolls are: New York with 2,935, New Jersey with 646, Michigan with 479, Louisiana with 370, and Washington state with 274. Click here to see a U.S. map with state-by-state death tolls and coronavirus case counts.
Greater than 1.09 million on this planet with greater than 58,700 deaths. Greater than 225,400 individuals have recovered.
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6 p.m. PG&E says fire-prevention work continues: The pandemic is not going to cease Pacific Gasoline and Electrical Co. from trimming bushes and performing different work to cut back the chance that its energy strains will begin fires, the corporate stated Friday. Utility workers qualify as important employees, and the corporate will restore electrical energy if the facility goes out, handle vegetation round energy strains, put together for fire-prevention blackouts this summer season and carry out crucial upkeep, in response to an organization information launch.
four:50 p.m. Bay Space costume makers make masks: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and Opera San Jose be part of different grassroots efforts from native arts organizations placing their worker’s expertise to make use of whereas exhibits have been canceled resulting from shelter in place orders. Read the full story here.
5:44 p.m. Alameda, Contra Costa counties concern blanket orders for individuals who take a look at optimistic to self-isolate: Overwhelmed by an escalating variety of coronavirus circumstances, well being officers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties issued mass orders Friday for anybody who exams optimistic to isolate and quarantine themselves. Which means staying at dwelling except they want pressing medical care or need to evacuate due to an emergency. Shut contacts, that means individuals who dwell with, take care of, or are intimately concerned with the contaminated individual, should additionally isolate, in response to the 2 orders. The quarantine interval lasts 7 days for individuals with no signs. Individuals who get in poor health should wait no less than 7 days for his or her signs to move. “Our sources are stretched extraordinarily skinny and enterprise as ordinary just isn’t an possibility,” Contra Costa Well being Officer Dr. Chris Farnitano stated. The county at the moment has 307 circumstances, and Alameda County has 443.
5:11 p.m.: California Legislature staying out till Could: Legislative leaders now say the Meeting and Senate might be out of session till Could four to keep away from the potential for spreading the coronavirus. The Legislature went into emergency recess final month and had set a return date of April 13, however leaders had anticipated it to be pushed again. They set the brand new goal date late Friday. “Our precedence continues to be bending the curve of an infection,” Senate President Professional Tem Toni Atkins and Meeting Speaker Anthony Rendon stated in an announcement.
four:45 p.m. Stanford, UC Berkeley nonetheless planning to cost full tuition for spring time period: Stanford, like most faculties and universities across the Bay Space and the nation, is not going to scale back tuition for the spring time period, regardless of shifting to online-only instruction. This has pissed off many college students, who circulated petitions demanding reduction for college students. Chronicle staff writer Ron Kroichick examines how students and administrators are coping with the financial squeeze resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
four:35 p.m. Trump opposes mail-in voting for basic election: President Trump stated in a White Home information convention that the final election will proceed as deliberate on November Three and stated with out citing proof that “lots of people cheat” when voting by mail. When requested by a reporter if he thinks states ought to put together for mail-in voting procedures within the occasion that shelter-in-place orders are energetic due to the coronavirus pandemic, he stated no. Trump stated voters ought to vote in individual to allow them to “proudly show” themselves at voting cubicles with their voter IDs in hand.
four:31 p.m. Small-business loans exhausting to get: Banks had been supposed to start taking purposes for $349 billion in loans promised to small companies within the Cares Act. Solely $1.eight billion had been handed out Friday. Listed below are the many obstacles business owners face from the federal authorities and the banks.
four:30 p.m. Trial by video convention? Not but, however courts are embracing extra digital proceedings: Modifications within the authorized system ensuing from the pandemic, together with distant hearings, could prove for one of the best, say some attorneys and lecturers. Read Chronicle legal affairs reporter Bob Egelko’s analysis of how coronavirus is changing court proceedings in the Bay Area and beyond.
four:14 p.m. Santa Clara County experiences 75 new circumstances, two extra deaths: Well being officers reported 75 new confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County on Friday, bringing the entire to 1,094 circumstances. Two extra individuals died, for a complete of 38 deaths. Individuals of their 30s, 40s and 50s account for almost 60% of circumstances, whereas almost 60% of those that died are of their 70s and 80s. There are 287 hospitalized COVID-19 sufferers within the county, and 88 of them are in intensive care, officers stated. Practically 10,000 individuals have been examined in complete, and greater than 11% had been optimistic.
four:06 p.m. CDC recommends individuals put on face coverings in public: The U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention issued new steerage on Friday that recommends individuals put on material face coverings in public to stop the unfold of COVID-19. Latest research present “significant slice” of individuals contaminated with the virus don’t present signs, in response to the CDC. Asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals can nonetheless transmit the virus by talking, coughing or sneezing. To forestall that from occurring, the CDC recommends individuals put on material coverings over their nostril and mouth in public settings the place distancing is troublesome, just like the grocery retailer, particularly in areas with important group transmission. Face coverings may be made at dwelling from scarfs, shirts, towels or different means. The CDC doesn’t suggest individuals put on N95 respirators or surgical masks, that are in brief provide. Individuals should proceed following all earlier prevention tips like hand washing and social distancing. The federal steerage follows related suggestions from a number of Bay Space counties yesterday. Read The Chronicle’s FAQ on wearing masks.
Three:30 p.m. Trump feedback on remedy protection for immigrants: When requested in a Friday White Home information convention if coronavirus remedy might be coated for tens of millions of undocumented immigrants in america, President Trump stated, “We’ll be speaking about that at a special time,” and didn’t elaborate additional.
Three:35 p.m. Eleven residents, workers at San Jose expert nursing facility take a look at optimistic: Seven residents and 4 healthcare employees at Canyon Springs Put up-Acute Care have examined optimistic for COVID-19 as of Friday, a spokesperson stated. The San Jose expert nursing and rehabilitation middle had reported on Thursday that six individuals had been contaminated and 26 different sufferers and workers had been being monitored and examined. The power has stopped admitting new individuals, remoted all of its sufferers and displays them each 4 hours for indicators and signs. “Our high precedence stays the well being and well-being of everybody in our facility as we proceed to offer care primarily based on county, state, and federal tips. We’re grateful for our devoted workers as they proceed to selflessly serve others,” an announcement from the ability stated.
Three:15 p.m. Trump defends Kushner’s feedback on U.S. federal stockpile: President Trump advised a reporter that she ought to “be ashamed of” herself for asking for clarification on Jared Kushner’s Thursday feedback calling the federal stockpile “our stockpile” and never the states’ stockpile. In his Friday White Home information convention, Trump stated some states had been in poor health ready for responding to the coronavirus pandemic. He stated that whereas the federal stockpile is designed in order that federal officers distribute items to states, the federal authorities just isn’t an “ordering clerk.” Trump stated, “However it’s additionally wanted for the federal authorities. Now we have a really large federal authorities.”
Three:11 p.m. Trump says shelter-at-place orders are ‘as much as the governors’: When requested throughout a White Home information convention if he agreed with Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Thursday assertion that each one states ought to launch shelter-in-place orders to cut back unfold of the coronavirus within the nation, President Trump stated that, “I’ll go away it as much as the governors.” Trump stated that he did not know why Fauci was not on the information convention on Friday, however assured reporters, “we’re doing nice collectively.”
Three:09 p.m. Don’t power hearth victims to rebuild throughout outbreak, Lara says. California Insurance coverage Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a notice Friday telling insurance coverage corporations to cease imposing deadlines on policyholders for claims or protection till 90 days after any state of emergency has ended associated to COVID-19. The discover applies to deadlines for declare varieties, proof of loss, medical exams, bodily inspections and every other deadlines which, if not met, may end in a coverage cancellation. Lara stated the discover got here after the division obtained complaints from individuals who stated their insurance coverage corporations advised them they have to proceed to restore or rebuild houses misplaced within the November 2018 wildfires in the event that they wished to acquire full alternative price and extra dwelling bills due underneath their insurance policies. State legislation, nevertheless, requires insurers to offer as much as 36 months, plus further 6-month extensions for “good trigger,” for policyholders to gather full alternative price and extra dwelling bills for reconstruction delays that consequence from circumstances past their management. The division has decided that the coronavirus pandemic constitutes a “good trigger” past their management.
Three:05 p.m. Highschool federation cancels spring sports activities: As anticipated, California Interscholastic Federation govt director Ron Nocetti canceled the spring sports activities season. The state’s highschool sports activities governing physique head stated Friday the CIF was following the lead of California state faculty Superintendent Tony Thurmond, who introduced earlier this week that faculties is not going to reopen this educational 12 months. Read the full story here.
Three:01 p.m. Extra testing, donation websites obtainable: The Chronicle is maintaining a list of Bay Area sites the place individuals can get examined for the coronavirus. We have simply added Brown & Toland and NEMS websites. There are additionally many hospitals on the lookout for donations of N95 masks and different provides. See the latest requests.
2:38 p.m. Rafters shut down throughout Western U.S.: Dozens of rafting teams throughout California and the Western U.S. agreed throughout on a Zoom name on Friday to place their white-water seasons on maintain amid the coronavirus pandemic. The information comes after Sierra snowpack was discovered to be a lot decrease than ordinary and outside parks throughout California shut down operations.
2:30 p.m. Trump says he received’t comply with CDC’s face overlaying advice: President Trump stated in a Friday White Home information convention that the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention is recommending that folks to put on face coverings in public, however it’s voluntary. “You are able to do it. I’m selecting to not do it,” he stated. He reminded people who medical-grade masks must be prioritized for well being care employees and different first responders, saying that the CDC is recommending that folks as an alternative use a material or material masks.
2:12 p.m. Why does COVID-19 kill some, not others? It’s scary sufficient harmful virus is multiplying all through the world, however one of the crucial horrifying features of COVID-19 is the mysterious approach it impacts its victims, killing some individuals and leaving others with delicate or no signs. It’s a puzzle that has baffled medical professionals and prompted a batch of research within the Bay Space and all over the world to attempt to determine what’s going on. The early proof is sobering. Learn the full story by Chronicle science reporter Peter Fimrite.
2:11 p.m. Contra Costa officers launch extra data on outbreak at nursing facility, launch investigations into two extra amenities: No less than 27 individuals who dwell or work at a 45-resident nursing facility in Orinda have examined optimistic for the coronavirus, well being officers stated Friday, in what seems to be one of many largest outbreaks within the Bay Space. Contra Costa officers have additionally began testing at two different senior care amenities within the county. Officers began investigating the Orinda Care Middle this week when two staffers sought sought medical care, in response to the county Well being Companies. The 2 staffers and two sufferers examined optimistic on Wednesday. County well being officers examined all sufferers and workers Thursday, they stated, and confirmed 24 sufferers and three staffers had the virus. They’re nonetheless awaiting some take a look at outcomes. Two of the residents are being handled at hospitals. As of Friday morning, no staffers or sufferers had died of the virus. Staffers and residents who shouldn’t have severe signs are medically remoted however not hospitalized, officers stated. “The scenario may be very severe, and we’re deeply involved about residents of our senior care amenities in Contra Costa County,” stated Dr. Chris Farnitano, the county’s well being officer. “That’s the reason we want everybody to comply with the stay-at-home order, social distancing steerage and different measures in current well being orders — to guard the individuals in our group who’re susceptible to extreme sickness from COVID-19.” Read the full story here.
2 p.m. Golden Gate Park celebrates anniversary on-line: The 150th anniversary get together for the park, which had dwell occasions set for Saturday, April four, been postponed — however there are nonetheless plans to have a good time on-line. An internet live performance collection will characteristic footage of an array of iconic musical occasions from the park’s historical past, beginning 9 a.m. tomorrow. Read the full story here.
1:37 p.m. Napa County has 20 circumstances: Twenty individuals have examined optimistic for the coronavirus in Napa County, officers stated Friday, hours after saying a resident had died of the an infection whereas being handled in one other county. Officers stated 422 people have been examined within the county, and 298 got here again detrimental, with 104 outcomes pending. Roughly 73 individuals are at the moment being monitored as a result of they got here into shut contact with a confirmed case, officers stated. (Correction: An earlier model of this put up described the Napa County case rely determine incorrectly. It’s 20 circumstances complete.)
1:32 p.m. Bay Space case complete tops Three,000: The newest numbers of these contaminated with COVID-19 present Three,zero13 confirmed circumstances within the Bay Space. Statewide, there are 11,474 circumstances. For extra, see The Chronicle’s tracker.
1:27 p.m. Shares shut down 1.7%: The Dow Jones industrial common closed at 21,zero52.53, down 1.7%, as merchants took the March jobs report — a month-to-month snapshot of the labor market from mid-March launched Friday — as additional proof of the coronavirus’ affect on the financial system.
1:25 p.m. Greater than 150 California well being care employees contaminated: State well being officers reported Friday there are 156 well being care employees with a confirmed case of COVID-19, a 13% improve from Thursday, when the state reported 138 circumstances amongst well being care employees. The state resumed reporting the variety of contaminated well being care employees after The Chronicle reported that it had stopped disclosing the data.
1:12 p.m. 20% of first U.S. deaths are individuals in center age: A primary have a look at current U.S. dying certificates information confirms that many of the preliminary American coronavirus deaths had been individuals age 65 and older. However it additionally notes that just about 1 in 5 had been middle-aged. The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention says 56% of deaths had been individuals 75 and older, and one other 23% had been individuals of their late 60s and early 70s. However one other 17% had been ages 45 to 64, and three% had been 35 to 44.
1:05 p.m. One other CNN anchor has coronavirus: Brooke Baldwin is the second CNN anchor to check optimistic for COVID-19, she confirmed in an Instagram post. Chris Cuomo examined optimistic earlier within the week. Baldwin stated she’s doing OK however the results — chills, aches and fever — got here on rapidly Thursday.
1:02 p.m. 27 take a look at optimistic at Contra Costa senior facility: No less than 27 individuals have examined optimistic for COVID-19 at a facility that homes seniors in Contra Costa County, officers stated. Extra particulars are anticipated to be launched Friday afternoon at a information convention.
12:52 p.m. State has examined almost 100,000: As of Thursday, roughly 94,800 COVID-19 exams had been performed in California, the state’s well being division experiences. No less than 35,267 outcomes have been obtained and one other 59,500 are pending. The state is utilizing no less than 27 private and non-private labs round California.
12:48 p.m. Second Riverside deputy dies of coronavirus: A second deputy on the Riverside County Sheriff’s Division has died of the coronavirus, authorities stated. David Werksman died Thursday. “Our ideas and prayers exit to his family members throughout this troublesome time,” officers from the Sheriff’s Division wrote on Twitter.
12:43 p.m. NYC mayor desires nationwide plan to shift personnel to scorching spots: New York Mayor Invoice De Blasio known as for a nationwide enlistment program for docs and nurses to deal with an anticipated surge in coronavirus circumstances in New York and different locations across the nation the place virus circumstances are straining current well being care techniques. “Subsequent week in New York Metropolis goes to be very powerful — subsequent week in New York Metropolis and Detroit and New Orleans and loads of different locations,” de Blasio stated on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “And except the army is absolutely mobilized and we create one thing we’ve by no means had earlier than, which is a few form of nationwide enlistment of medical personnel moved to probably the most pressing wants within the nation continuously, if we don’t have that we’re going to see hospitals merely unable to deal with so many individuals who could possibly be saved.”
12:36 p.m. Pandemic will imply longer detention for some immigrants: The precise to a speedy prison trial was suspended for a 12 months in federal courts alongside California’s Mexico border to keep away from spreading the coronavirus, that means a rising variety of immigration detainees could also be locked up longer — and uncovered to the virus. The ninth Circuit Courtroom of Appeals in San Francisco prolonged an earlier one-month emergency declaration for federal courts in San Diego and Imperial counties by a 12 months to April 17, 2021, Bloomberg News reports.
12:26 p.m. Instances stagnant at Laguna Honda, however officers worry unfold: The variety of COVID-19 circumstances at San Francisco’s 780-bed nursing dwelling, Laguna Honda, has remained at 12 for the previous few days. Whereas Dr. Susan Philip, San Francisco Deputy Well being Officer, stated these numbers are “encouraging,” she stated a wider outbreak continues to be doable and that officers should stay “vigilant.” Containing the virus within the facility — the place the vast majority of residents are aged with underlying well being circumstances — is among the metropolis’s high priorities, she stated.
12:25 p.m. Practically 75,000 professionals signal as much as bolster state’s well being system: Greater than 74,000 individuals have signed up for the state’s initiative to develop the medical workforce in an try to extend hospital capability, Gov. Gavin Newsom stated. State officers have additionally distributed greater than 38 million N95 masks, however Newsom stated the state will nonetheless want extra medical gear.
12:23 p.m. California Legislature’s return date doubtful: State lawmakers went into an emergency recess final month to keep away from the possibility of spreading the coronavirus. The plan was to return on April 13, however on Friday the pinnacle of the Senate stated that was unlikely. Learn Alexei Koseff’s story.
12:22 p.m. California has 901 coronavirus sufferers in ICU beds: Gov. Gavin Newsom stated there are 901 coronavirus sufferers within the state who’re in intensive-care models, roughly a 10% improve from the final reported quantity. Throughout the state, 2,188 are hospitalized, Newsom stated.
12:13 p.m. Enterprise, taxpayer teams urge Newsom to increase property tax deadline: The California Taxpayers Affiliation, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Affiliation, California Chamber of Commerce and 75 native enterprise and taxpayer teams urged Gov. Gavin Newsom to increase the April 10 deadline for paying the second installment of this 12 months’s property tax till July 15. In a press convention Thursday, Newsom famous that counties “disproportionality depend on” property taxes. He had a name from the California State Affiliation of Counties “and so they have requested that we not impose upon them any mandate or dictate from on excessive except we’re ready to backfill the impacts of that mandate,” Newsom stated. In an announcement, the affiliation stated, “County Public Well being Departments, public hospitals, well being techniques, faculties and extra primary companies of life could be significantly impacted by a property tax funding delay of even a number of months. Most often, property tax funds have already been made or funds have been set-aside for 11 months. It’s the banks and escrow corporations (holding property taxes made with mortgage funds) that might be the large winners of a change — on the direct expense of these impacted by the pandemic.”
12:09 p.m. State begins shifting homeless into lodge rooms: Gov. Gavin Newsom stated at information convention that the state is planning to accumulate 15,000 lodge rooms for homeless individuals to shelter in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. The state has 6,867 rooms to this point and is starting to maneuver individuals, he stated. FEMA is offering a 75% reimbursement for the lodge rooms, however Newsom stated that funding is “not limitless” and is concentrated on sheltering homeless people who find themselves most susceptible to a extreme an infection or those that have already examined optimistic.
12:06 p.m. SFPD ticketing some who violate well being order: San Francisco police Chief Invoice Scott stated authorities issued a quotation to 1 enterprise and no less than one particular person throughout the previous 24 hours for violating the well being order to remain at dwelling, observe social distancing and shut nonessential companies. Scott stated police are warning individuals, however received’t warn them greater than as soon as. “We perceive that not all people is watching the information,” he stated. “That’s why we’re giving the good thing about the doubt.” He added, although: “Now we have to abide by these public well being orders”
11:59 a.m. Governor to deal with homelessness: Gov. Gavin Newsom is about to start a press convention wherein he’s anticipated to provide an replace on the state’s emergency actions to guard the homeless in the course of the pandemic. It is going to be streamed live through the Twitter account of the governor’s workplace.
11:56 a.m. President’s circle might be examined: The White Home introduced that anybody who might be in shut proximity to President Trump or Vice President Mike Pence might be given a fast COVID-19 take a look at beginning at the moment. All guests to the White Home complicated have already got their temperatures taken when coming into the constructing and if they are going to be in shut proximity to both Trump or Pence. Assume you might need the virus? Right here’s what to do if symptoms show up.
11:29 a.m. Gun advocates, outlets file swimsuit in opposition to 4 Bay Space counties: A bunch of gun advocates and gun outlets filed a federal lawsuit in opposition to the counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa in addition to a number of elected officers this week, alleging officers violated the Structure by ordering gun shops to shut as “non-essential companies” amongst different actions amid the stay-at-home orders meant to curb the coronavirus outbreak. The Nationwide Rifle Affiliation is among the many plaintiffs. “California’s native governments can’t merely droop the Structure. Authorities could not, by decree or in any other case, enact and/or implement a suspension or deprivation of constitutional liberties. And so they definitely could not use a public well being disaster as political cowl to impose bans and restrictions on rights they don’t like,” the swimsuit reads.
11:15 a.m. Specialists, Trump advisers stated to doubt COVID-19 deaths estimate: Main illness forecasters whose analysis knowledgeable the White Home conclusion that 100,000 to 240,000 individuals will die nationwide from the coronavirus, say they don’t understand how the White Home arrived on the numbers, in response to sources cited by the Washington Post. White Home officers haven’t defined how they generated the determine and haven’t offered underlying information so others can assess its reliability. The Put up cited three White Home officers who spoke on situation of anonymity as saying a few of Trump’s high advisers have expressed doubts in regards to the estimate. Different specialists famous that the White Home didn’t even clarify the time interval the dying estimate supposedly captures — simply the approaching few months, or the year-plus it would take to deploy a vaccine.
11:04 a.m. Authorities web site reportedly modified to replicate Kushner feedback: Wording about emergency gear shops on the Strategic Nationwide Stockpile web site was modified Friday after White Home adviser Jared Kushner stated the inventory belongs to the federal authorities, Politico reported. Earlier than the change, the web site stated the stockpile was “nation’s largest provide of life-saving prescribed drugs and medical provides to be used in a public well being emergency extreme sufficient to trigger native provides to expire.” However by Friday morning, the web site had been altered to say the stockpile’s position “is to complement state and native provides throughout public well being emergencies. Many states have merchandise stockpiled, as properly.”
10:50 a.m. Alameda County pronounces Three new virus deaths as complete circumstances soar previous 400: Three extra individuals died of the coronavirus in Alameda County, well being officers stated Friday, as the entire variety of circumstances within the county and Berkeley reached 443. Berkeley is a part of the county, however has its personal well being officers. As of Friday, 12 individuals have died of COVID-19 within the county.
10:42 a.m. Bay Space radio persona Aaron Axelson laid off: The Alt 105.Three star was let go after 23 years with the station, previously Reside 105. His departure is a part of a wave of layoffs, furloughs and cuts on the radio station because of the coronavirus fallout. Read more here.
10:38 a.m. How the Bay Space knew so early that shelter-in-place was wanted: Santa Clara County performed a small survey in early March of residents who had respiratory signs however didn’t have the flu. They discovered that 11% examined optimistic for COVID-19 — placing findings on the time that helped set off an aggressive public well being response and ultimately the Bay Space shelter-in-place orders. The examine was among the many first in america to make use of group surveillance to find out how extensively the virus was spreading. Read the story here.
10:09 a.m. San Francisco companions with nonprofits to put in Wi-Fi “SuperSpots”: San Francisco metropolis and faculty officers introduced they may set up 25 Wi-Fi connection gadgets to bolster web service all through town as faculties transfer to on-line studying. The gadgets might be positioned in areas that want them probably the most, together with public housing websites, single-room occupancy buildings, group facilities and neighborhoods the place there are concentrations of scholars missing web entry, metropolis officers stated. They are going to be deployed the week of April 13. The initiative is a part of a partnership with nonprofit organizations EducationSuperHighway and the 1Million Venture Basis. “Each pupil in San Francisco wants to have the ability to keep linked to their lecturers and classmates and continue to learn as they keep dwelling with their households throughout this time, no matter the place they dwell or if their household can afford to pay for high-speed web,” Mayor London Breed stated in an announcement. Metropolis officers stated they may also deploy further hotspots on high of the 25 new “SuperSpots,” that are powered by Dash and might present web entry for 100 customers. Roughly 29% of San Francisco Unified College District college students shouldn’t have web entry at dwelling and officers estimate as much as 10,000 college students in grades Three-12 want entry to a tool and Wi-Fi to be taught remotely.
10:05 a.m. Monitoring gadgets used to implement stay-at-home orders: Circuit Courtroom judges in Louisville, Ky., ordered two COVID-19 sufferers and a member of the family to isolate and put on GPS monitoring gadgets after well being officers discovered that they had gone out in public, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports
9:58 a.m. SFO to glow crimson, white and blue for first responders: San Francisco Worldwide Airport will mild up in crimson, white and blue each Thursday in April to honor first responders, airport officers stated. “They put their lives on the road day by day, particularly throughout these difficult instances within the struggle in opposition to #COVID19,” airport officers stated in a tweet.
The crimson, white, and blue at #SFO pays tribute to our first responders. They put their lives on the road day by day, particularly throughout these difficult instances within the struggle in opposition to #COVID19.
We are going to proceed to mild up SFO each Thursday in April to honor and thank them. pic.twitter.com/ZOeAvQGooe
— San Francisco Worldwide Airport (SFO) ✈️ (@flySFO) April 3, 2020
9:53 a.m. NYC police hit by COVID-19: One out of each six New York Metropolis cops is out sick or in quarantine, the New York Occasions experiences. A veteran detective and 7 civilian employees have died from the illness attributable to the coronavirus. And two chiefs and the deputy commissioner in command of counterterrorism are amongst greater than 1,500 others within the division who’ve been contaminated.
9:38 a.m. “Captain Crozier! Captain Crozier!” Sailors aboard the coronavirus-infected plane service Theodore Roosevelt gave a hero’s sendoff Friday to Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, sooner or later after he was relieved of command following his plea to superiors for assist in eradicating most of the almost 5,000 crew members from the warship. Learn Matthias Gafni’s story and see videos of the sendoff.
9:37 a.m. 33 new circumstances, Three deaths in San Mateo County: Three extra individuals in San Mateo County have died of COVID-19 whereas 33 extra sufferers had been confirmed to have the virus, officers stated. So far, county officers have recorded 13 deaths and confirmed 486 circumstances.
9:29 a.m. Canada warns in opposition to U.S. halting export of provides: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it will be a mistake for america to dam 3M from sending respirators to Canada, the Related Press experiences. 3M stated Friday the Trump administration has requested 3M to stop exporting respirators. The corporate says there are important humanitarian implications of ceasing respirator provides to well being care employees in Canada and Latin America, the place 3M is a crucial provider. Trudeau famous the U.S. additionally receives important medical provides and personnel from Canada.
9:15 a.m. WNBA season pushed again: The WNBA has postponed the start of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, with no indication when play would start. The ladies’s basketball league was scheduled to open coaching camps April 26 and the common season was to start Could 15. The WNBA will nonetheless maintain a “digital” draft April 17.
9:11 a.m. Napa resident dies of coronavirus exterior of county: Well being officers in Napa County recorded the county’s second dying of a resident from COVID-19 on Thursday. The individual, who was solely recognized as an grownup, was being handled in one other county. “Pending notification of fast household and resulting from confidentiality legal guidelines, no different data is being launched right now,” officers stated.
9:09 a.m. San Francisco simply shy of 500 confirmed circumstances: San Francisco well being officers introduced 47 new circumstances of COVID-19 had been confirmed, growing the entire variety of circumstances within the metropolis and county to 497.
eight:59 a.m. Jail inhabitants continues to drop in Alameda County: The variety of inmates at Santa Rita Jail has decreased to 2,068, in response to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Workplace. On Tuesday the inmate inhabitants was 2,132.
eight:57 a.m. Novato police ask for protecting gear donations: Authorities in Novato are asking the general public to donate private protecting gear as their inventory runs out. Police stated in an announcement they haven’t had any confirmed coronavirus circumstances throughout the division, however they want masks, eye safety and gloves, amongst different protecting gear. “Now we have requested further provides, nevertheless there’s a nationwide scarcity, which is why we’re reaching out for help. Every bit of protecting gear can scale back the possibilities of our workers contracting COVID-19 and spreading it throughout the group,” police officers stated. Particularly, authorities stated they want: N95 or any kind of surgical masks, clear protecting eye gear or goggles, face shields or splash shields, disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer.
eight:55 a.m. Count on to see extra rats: With fewer meals choices from litter, restaurant Dumpsters and trash cans in the course of the pandemic, we will anticipate extra rat sightings as they arrive out of hiding in pursuit of recent meals sources, National Geographic reports.
eight:45 a.m. San Mateo County Truthful canceled: The San Mateo County Truthful is not going to occur this 12 months, organizers stated. The postponement comes after county officers designated the Occasion Middle-Fairgrounds, the place the truthful was scheduled happen between June 13 and 21, as an important useful resource in preventing the coronavirus outbreak. Exhibitor entry charges and on-line truthful tickets might be refunded, organizers stated. The cancellation marks the truthful’s second because it began in 1934. The primary one occurred throughout World Struggle II. “Within the 86-year historical past of the San Mateo County Truthful, this era is among the most difficult any of us has encountered,” organizers stated.
eight:37 a.m. Lifeless our bodies on streets in Ecuador after morgues replenish: Guayaquil, Ecuador is a scorching spot for COVID-19 in Latin America, the Washington Post reports. As much as 150 corpses are picked up each day, the nation’s El Universo newspaper reports. With morgues full, our bodies wait on sidewalks and inside houses. “Day-after-day it’s getting worse,” one man stated. “We see them burning our bodies on the road. No person is choosing them up on the homes. … The one possibility is to depart their family members on the road or on the hospital (in the event that they died there).”
eight:22 a.m. New York sees file variety of deaths in sooner or later: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated the state recorded 562 deaths from Thursday to Friday, growing the entire tally of coronavirus fatalities within the state to 2,935. Officers are monitoring a number of outbreak scorching spots within the state past New York Metropolis, Cuomo stated, together with on Lengthy Island, the place the well being system could not have the capability to take care of a big outbreak. Cuomo stated hospitals want extra supplies and he didn’t perceive why they may not be manufactured by corporations that produce different issues.
eight:18 a.m. Spotty begin to rescue of small companies: The federal authorities’s reduction program for small companies is off to a bumpy begin with few companies in a position to apply and a few large banks saying they’re not able to course of purposes. Thousands and thousands of small companies are anticipated to use for the rescue loans by way of the $359 billion program, the Associated Press reports.
eight:01 a.m. Begin of Premier League soccer postponed: The beginning of the English Premier League, which was scheduled to renew at first of Could, has been pushed again, league officers stated. The league will resume “when it’s secure and acceptable to take action.”
7:59 a.m. Navy ship’s crew offers captain sendoff: Capt. Brett Crozier, a Santa Rosa native, has departed the Theodore Roosevelt, which has been docked in Guam following a COVID-19 outbreak. He was relieved of command of the plane service Thursday after he pleaded with Navy officers for extra sources to take away most of his almost 5,000 crew members from the coronavirus-infected warship.
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7:44 a.m. Fauci favors nationwide stay-at-home order: Speaking on CNN on Thursday night time, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Illnesses, stated he thinks it’s time for a nationwide stay-at-home order. “I don’t perceive why we’re not doing that. We actually must be,” Fauci stated.
7:38 a.m. Bay Space docs, nurses rush to attract up wills: With rising numbers of COVID-19 sufferers, docs and nurses marvel if a surge is about to overwhelm their hospitals and so they’re drawing up wills, simply in case. Normally, making a household’s full property plan would take weeks or months, however these households don’t have that form of time. They’re crafting emergency packages targeted on who could be the guardians of their kids in the event that they die and who could be the executor of their funds. Learn Heather Knight’s story here.
7:32 a.m. On bucket-list trip, Bay Space couple stranded on cruise ship: The story of the Coral Princess took a bizarre flip when no nation would enable it to dock — anyplace. They had been stranded at sea till they may attain the U.S. Then individuals on board the ship started growing flu signs. Rachel Swan has more on the story.
7:21 a.m. 17,000 Greeks ticketed, fined for violating lockdown: Greek police say they’ve issued 17,358 fines for individuals breaking the brand new restrictions on leaving dwelling, because the lockdown started on March 23. Violations are punishable by a $163 nice.
7:01 a.m. Time journal’s children library free for remainder of faculty 12 months: The digital library of Time for Children, the youth model of the weekly journal, might be free for the remainder of the school year, the proprietor of the journal and Salesforce chief Marc Benioff stated. “Instructing from dwelling? We see you, we salute you, and we’re right here to assist. Get TIME for Children totally free,” Benioff wrote in a tweet.
6:45 a.m. Google tracks how localities are doing with social distancing: The variety of individuals in California who visited retail and recreation websites — like eating places, cafes and procuring facilities — in the course of the previous six weeks was half of what it was initially of the 12 months, in response to information analyzed and launched Friday by Google. The tech firm crunched aggregated and anonymized information, which it additionally makes use of to depict “in style instances” at locations on Google Maps, to create experiences in 131 nations for officers and the general public to evaluate how individuals reply to lockdown orders in the course of the coronavirus outbreak. Numbers analyzed between Jan. Three and Feb. 6 function a baseline for comparability whereas numbers between Feb. 16 to March 29 demonstrated the interval in the course of the orders. In California, there was a lower in journey to grocery markets, meals warehouses, farmers markets, specialty meals outlets of 24%; a lower of 38% to nationwide parks, public seashores, marinas, canine parks, plazas and public gardens; journey to subway, bus and practice stations was down 54%; and journey to workplaces decreased 39%. The one location that noticed a rise throughout the state of journey to and keep: Residences, by 15%. Google officers stated Friday they printed the numbers to spotlight shifting developments over time. “Google ready this report that can assist you and public well being officers perceive responses to social distancing steerage associated to COVID-19,” officers stated.
6:36 a.m. Shares secure: After March’s file swings, April is beginning out quietly for the inventory market, with shares down solely barely Friday morning.
6:35 a.m. Financial affect estimated at $four.1 trillion: The Asian Improvement Financial institution forecasts that the coronavirus pandemic will cost the world economy as much as $4.1 trillion, or almost 5% of all financial exercise.
6:28 a.m. Grand Princess crew member dies at San Francisco hospital: A Filipino crew member of the Grand Princess cruise ship, which docked on the Port of Oakland final month to disembark passengers, died at a San Francisco hospital, in response to a group group. The Nationwide Alliance for Filipino Issues stated the crew member was faraway from the ship final month, however a whole bunch of different employees nonetheless stay aboard. Their 14-day quarantine is anticipated to finish Saturday.
6:03 a.m. Some Goal shops could restrict variety of prospects allowed inside: Goal officers stated they may begin monitoring individuals site visitors and limiting the variety of individuals allowed in shops when wanted, relying on occupancy limits at shops, to advertise social distancing. Moreover, officers stated they may provide the corporate’s roughly 350,000 staffers with face masks and gloves to put on whereas working.
5:45 a.m. Official unemployment fee will increase: The U.S. financial system misplaced 701,000 jobs within the month of March whereas the unemployment fee elevated to four.four%, in response to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Officers say leisure and hospitality jobs decreased by 459,000, most of which had been at meals companies and consuming locations. The unemployment fee improve — zero.9 proportion factors over the month — introduced the most important one-month improve since January 1975, officers stated. However the March determine has already been overtaken by current occasions, with more than 10 million Americans claiming unemployment advantages because the time interval it measured. The true present unemployment fee is far larger, although not captured within the information launched Friday.