COVID-19 in the Bay Area, May 18

COVID-19 in the Bay Area, May 18

Much of the state and parts of the Bay Area enter Phase 2 of California’s COVID-19 recovery plan, allowing more businesses to open while the state’s death and infection toll continues to climb.

In Phase 2, curbside retail, manufacturing plants and blue-collar offices will be allowed to resume operations throughout the state except for Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties, which continue to keep the more stringent shelter-in-place rules in effect. (Updated: Bay Area counties say they planning to relax the orders.)

Three days ago the state recorded its second deadliest day of the outbreak with 107 deaths. Another 84 Californians died of the virus over the weekend, bringing the death toll to 3,240 statewide.

The state’s pace of growth remained the same as the week before, with 18 percent more cases and 17 percent more fatalities.

Stay up to date with the virus’ spread with our Bay Area county-by-county map and our California-wide map.


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