San Francisco Confirms 20 New Coronavirus Cases, One Death

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On Saturday, San Francisco Public Health gave an update on the number of cases of coronavirus.

In the last 24 hours, San Francisco County recorded 20 new positive cases of COVID-19 and one new death.  

The total number of cases now stands at 1,543 and the death toll is 29.

As of April 30, there have been 90 hospitalized patients who are confirmed with COVID-19, reported Mission Local.

The news comes as some loosening of the shelter-in-place order is set to take effect for much of the Bay Area on Monday, May 4th.

Health officials in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties announced construction and other outdoor businesses would be able to resume operations, reported the San Francisco Gate.

"All construction activities, certain businesses that operate primarily outdoors, and some outdoor activities will be allowed to resume with specific conditions," the revised order reads. "Under the new orders, all construction projects will be allowed to resume as long as the project complies with safety protocols included with the order. All real estate transactions will also now be able to resume, but with continued restrictions on open houses and limitations on in-person viewings. Any employee allowed to return to work at a facility can also access childcare programs that can operate."

The order does not allow for the opening of restaurants or bars.

“Other activities that can resume under the new order include residential moves and the use of certain shared outdoor recreational facilities that were previously ordered closed, like skate parks, but not others that involve shared equipment or physical contact,” read the order.

Earlier this week, Governor Newsom revealed California was “days, not weeks” from loosening statewide restrictions.

“We are, always said, weeks not months about four or five days ago, I want to say many days, not weeks as long as we continue to be prudent and thoughtful in certain modifications, we will be making, I think, some announcements,” Newsom said.