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Grand Princess crew member dies at SF hospital, Napa Co. reports 2nd death

What's in a name? Previous pandemics and outbreaks have taken on the names of places, but doing so has consequences. Naming novel coronavirus the "Chinese Virus" isn't just wrong, it also jeopardizes the safety of Asians here in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the globe.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:02AM
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- 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 and San Francisco News 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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Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.:

The U.S. death toll from the virus has reached 6,000. The number of infections across America has climbed above 250,000.

April 3, 2020


11:45 a.m.
Mayor London Breed announces internet initiative
San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the city is focused on expanding internet access at public housing locations and SRO buildings. Breed also said the city has acquired 4,000 laptops to distribute to students in need and was working to obtain another 4,000 laptops. Breed also promised further support for small business that have been hit particularly Press Release Distribution Services In San Francisco hard by the shelter-in-place orders. She asked residents to continue obeying social distancing guidelines to mitigate the spread of the virus.

San Francisco public health officials are asking people to cover their faces with cloth masks or other cloth coverings - not N95 masks, which should be reserved for health care workers - when they have to leave their homes for essential errands.

SFPD Chief Bill Scott also said that police are citing businesses and people for violations during the shelter-in-place orders. "If you go back and you have been warned, you will not get a second warning."

9:30 a.m.
Napa Co. confirmed 2nd COVID-19 death
Napa County officials have confirmed a second resident has died from the novel coronavirus. The adult patient was reportedly being treated at a hospital in another county.

5:05 a.m.
Grand Princess crew member dies in SF
A crew member from the Grand Princess Ship that docked in Oakland has died. The crew member died of coronavirus in a San Francisco hospital after being transferred off the ship last month. Hundreds of workers still remain on board the Grand Princess that is now docked at its home port at the San Francisco Cruise terminal. Their 14 day quarantine ends tomorrow.

A coalition of community groups, unions and health professionals will hold an emergency news conference later today to address worker safety and testing.

4:30 a.m.
US death toll tops 6,000, global cases cross 1 million
The U.S. death toll from the virus has reached 6,000. The number of infections across America has climbed above 250,000.

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