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2 East Bay nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities report latest COVID-19 deaths, cases

The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.

There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties San Francisco News  and California's first COVID-19 related death was a Placer County man who was a passenger on a cruise out of San Francisco. Local emergencies related to coronavirus have been declared in Solano, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, and Alameda counties. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)

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2 East Bay nursing homes report latest COVID-19 cases, deaths
The Alameda County Public Health Department reported the latest numbers at two East Bay care facilities. Hayward's Gateway Care & Rehabilitation Center said 40 residents have positive, 25 staff have been infected and there have been a total of 11 deaths who were all residents. East Bay Post Acute in Castro Valley reports 23 staff and 22 residents have tested positive for the virus. 1 resident has died.

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San Francisco mayor and public health official host mental wellness webinar
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The main take-away was, we are wired to heal through love. Remember to smile, take deep breaths, laugh, and literally, count your blessings. There's lots of science behind these simple coping mechanisms, suggesting they combat depression and even lower blood pressure. Be kind. Call the elders in your family. Thank your grocers while shopping for essential goods. Alrtruism helps relieve stress! Learn more, and find helpful resources at

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Gov. Newsom unveils steps to reopen CA amid pandemic
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Santa Clara County's Dr. Cody lays out next steps in COVID-19 fight
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Free Hayward drive-thru testing site moves to Cal State East Bay
The drive-thru testing site that was at Fire Station no. 7 in Hayward has a new home on Cal State East Bay's campus. Tents are lined up and testing is set to begin at 9 a.m. You'll be able to drive up to the testing center and be tested for coronavirus free of charge as long as you're showing symptoms..

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