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COVID-19 in the Bay Area, Thursday April 9

San Jose alone accounts for nearly 1,000 of Santa Clara County’s 1,442 confirmed cases, according to newly parsed data from the county’s health department. The county also announced an additional death Thursday, moving its total to 47. – Kerry Crowley, 4:19 p.m.

DoorDash is cutting the commission it takes from restaurants in half through the end of May in an effort to help the struggling food San Jose News service industry. – Reuters, 3:54 p.m.

Gov. Newsom said in his daily address that extra payments of $600 per week from the federal government would begin being sent to unemployed Californians Sunday. – George Avalos, 3:41 p.m.

Alameda County now has more than 700 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as 41 new cases, bringing the total between the county’s health department and Berkeley’s independent department to 713. Berkeley also announced its first death Thursday, the county’s 17th overall. – George Kelly, 3:24 p.m.

A growing number of auto insurers are offering paybacks to drivers who are using their cars much less under stay-at-home orders or recommendations. See if your insurance company is among the list. – Michael Nowels, 3:11 p.m.

California has created “deep discounts” for healthcare workers who want to isolate or stay closer to their workplaces during the outbreak, Gov. Newsom said Thursday. – Kerry Crowley, 2:54 p.m.

McDonald’s workers demonstrated for a fourth day in the Bay Area, bringing the protest to Hayward Thursday morning. They are pressuring the company for more coronavirus safeguards and hazard pay. – Dylan Bouscher and Linda Zavoral, 2:49 p.m.

Eventbrite is cutting its workforce nearly in half as it works to cut costs by at least $100 million due to the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus. – Ethan Baron, 2:46 p.m.

Most of the Bay Area’s counties have not delayed their deadline for property tax filings, which remains tomorrow everywhere except San Francisco and San Mateo counties. – George Avalos, 2:28 p.m.

Time may feel as if it’s standing still these days, but the 112-year-old clock atop the San Jose Museum of Art keeps on ticking, thanks to facilities manager Randy Bricco. – Sal Pizzaro, 2:15 p.m.

Yelp has laid off 1,000 workers and furloughed 1,100 others as the company has seen devastating drops in usage while people are sheltering in place. – Ethan Baron, 1:32 p.m.

The number of California COVID-19 patients in intensive care decreased Thursday compared to Wednesday for the first time since the state began tracking data. But Gov. Newsom warned that while that figure is encouraging, many are still suffering from the virus as deaths and confirmed cases continue to climb. – Kerry Crowley, 1:04 p.m.

Third graders in Orinda are getting creative with their distance learning, creating a newspaper together during their shelter-in-place experience. – Shayna Rubin, 12:59 p.m.

British prime minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains hospitalized as he battles the virus. – CNN, 12:26 p.m.

Contra Costa County announced one new death Thursday morning in addition to 22 new cases of the virus. A total of 31 people in the county are hospitalized with the coronavirus and eight have died. – Rick Hurd, 12:17 p.m.

The publisher of a French study touted by President Trump on the possible use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients now says the research did not meet its standards. – CNN, 11:47 a.m.

Northern California’s biggest annual country music festival has been pushed back to October due to the pandemic. Country Summer was set for June 19-21 but will instead run Oct. 23-25. – Jim Harrington, 11:23 a.m.

An online petition is asking for an extension to allow laid-off foreign workers to stay in the U.S. longer than 60 days while looking for another job, given the state of the economy. – Ethan Baron, 11:17 a.m.

San Mateo County’s current number of hospitalizations decreased Thursday, according to data reported by the county. Health officials did add 16 new cases to the county’s cumulative total, pushing that figure to 633. – Evan Webeck, 11:16 a.m.

A woman was arrested Tuesday for licking $1,800 worth of merchandise at a South Lake Tahoe grocery store. – CNN, 11:06 a.m.

Across the United States, even as cases and deaths climb, projections for the virus’ total impact continue decreasing. That’s due at least in part to effective social distancing. – CNN, 11:02 a.m.

Some doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers are seeing their pay slashed even as they work tirelessly to save lives. – Emily DeRuy, 10:48 a.m.

An elderly woman died in Wednesday after being pushed by a fellow patient in a Brooklyn emergency room and hitting her head. New York City police say the defendant said the victim had gotten into her personal space as the hospital was trying to institute social distancing. – CNN, 10:03 a.m.

California’s huge spike in jobless claims show unemployment in the state may be nearing 15 percent. – Jonathan Lasner, 9:50 a.m.

San Francisco now has more than 700 confirmed cases of the virus after health officials announced 48 new cases Thursday morning. – Evan Webeck, 9:29 a.m.

A sailor on the USS Theodore Roosevelt who had tested positive was found Press Release Distribution Service In San Jose unresponsive and taken to an intensive care unit in Guam. – CNN, 9:04 a.m.

Passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship are suing the cruise line for negligence in its response to the coronavirus outbreak last month on the ship. Two passengers and one crew member have died and another 103 who were on the ship have tested positive. – Evan Webeck, 8:51 a.m.

Which states have the most workers making unemployment claims? A new map shows where the most claims are coming from as one in 10 Americans has lost work. – Associated Press, 8:21 a.m.

Restaurant Depot has opened to the public for the first time in its 40-year history. The company is issuing day passes to shoppers who need essential goods as business from restaurants is down for the store. – Kevin Smith, 8:08 a.m.

All regional parks in San Jose are going to be closed this weekend to avoid big crowds in the parks around the Easter holiday. Most neighborhood parks will stay open, but picnics, egg hunts and other gatherings are prohibited. – Maggie Angst, 8:07 a.m.

San Jose school lunch catering company My Green Lunch has pivoted to providing thousands of free meals throughout the Bay Area. – Anne Gelhaus, 7:32 a.m.

Construction of the suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge is continuing through the crisis, as it is considered essential work. – Will Houston, 7 a.m.

As of Wednesday, 29 inmates and more than 60 staff members with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation have tested positive for the coronavirus. With tight quarters in prisons, many fear the spread will continue. – CNN, 6:01 a.m.

With business a fraction of what it used to be, Luka’s Taproom in Oakland has launched a network of restaurants using donated funds to feed the homeless and keep staff employed. – Marisa Kendall, 6 a.m.

California’s jobless claims last week were more than 925,000. Over just the last two weeks, 1.98 million Californians have filed for unemployment benefits, according to the Department of Labor. – George Avalos, 5:47 a.m.

Safeway is increasing signage and has joined other grocery chains in limiting the number of customers allowed in its stores at a time as shoppers continue to flock to grocers. – George Avalos, 5:45 a.m.

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