Alameda County official says covid-19 surge could worsen this fall

After initially keeping the coronavirus at bay, the number of new cases in Alameda County has skyrocketed to more than 11,000 over the past two months, and it may get worse, according to the county's interim public health officer. Local health officials had previously predicted a surge in new cases would come sometime in August. … Continue reading Alameda County official says covid-19 surge could worsen this fall

Alameda County: Pending state approval, outdoor dining, Oakland Zoo could reopen this week

Alameda County supervisors gave their support to an application asking the state for a variance that will allow outdoor dining to resume, perhaps within this week. If approved by the state, the variance will also allow the struggling Oakland Zoo to reopen for outdoor activities only, said Nicholas Moss, Alameda County interim public health officer. … Continue reading Alameda County: Pending state approval, outdoor dining, Oakland Zoo could reopen this week

Rise in hospitalizations leads Alameda County to postpone next phase of reopening

The increase in new coronavirus cases and a recent rise in hospitalizations is leading public health officials in Alameda County to pull back efforts to allow additional businesses and activities to reopen. Similar to other counties in the Bay Area, Alameda County's number of new infection has risen sharply over the past two weeks. The … Continue reading Rise in hospitalizations leads Alameda County to postpone next phase of reopening

Alameda County records first death from COVID-19

The first death in Alameda County due to the coronavirus occurred over the weekend, the county's public health officer announced on Monday. The identity of the patient and where they live is not yet known. The death comes after a spike in the number of coronavirus cases reported in Alameda County since last Friday. In … Continue reading Alameda County records first death from COVID-19