DAILY UPDATE: 187 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Contra Costa County

March 30, 2020 10:58 am · 19 comments

Contra Costa is now reporting 187 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county, which is 13 more than yesterday.

The county has also confirmed there have been three coronavirus-related deaths in Contra Costa.

The health department does not release any further details, including the cities of those infected, the number of people currently hospitalized, the number of people who have recovered, or the number of people who have been tested.

May March 30, 2020 at 11:07 AM

Unfortunately, I know one of the persons that passed away due to Covid in CCC (Richmond) and now her grandchildren are infected. Her son and daughter-in-law are awaiting results. =(

S March 30, 2020 at 11:19 AM

Realizing how inaccurate these counts are. “A Friend” who is high risk has been diagnosed by the Doctor as C-19 and told to isolate. Although high risk because of existing conditions, Kaiser won’t allow Doctor to test unless a trip to the ER becomes needed. That’s the summary of what I was told. So… These numbers are totally wrong and misleading; it does not count all who have been diagnosed; Non-Tested cases are not reported.

Stay safe my virtual friends!

Rollo Tomasi March 30, 2020 at 9:33 PM

Diagnosed with Covid-19 without a positive test result? Hmm…this doctor knows the virus is invisible to the naked eye, right?

WC Resident March 30, 2020 at 11:46 AM

@Claycord – The headline is misleading. The CC health department has been releasing “daily” numbers at 1:00pm each day. This morning, at 10:55am, they did what I consider to be a “mid-day” report that mentions 187 total cases and 3 deaths. I expect another release of numbers from the county at 1:00pm today.

@May – Condolences for you and the family. Hopefully everyone else pulls through fine which will be excellent news as those family members will now be immunized against further infections. Even if they have a severe case it’s better to have it now than in about two weeks when California is projected to start getting slammed.

Mohairs March 30, 2020 at 12:36 PM

I think the CC Health site has until 1pm or before to update status. Guess it was done early for today. Best wishes to you.

chuckie the troll March 30, 2020 at 12:07 PM

It will be interesting to see what happens when those new testing kits become available. I certainly hope that the county didn’t buy any testing kits or protective equipment from China…sound like their error/defect rate is very high.

WC Resident March 30, 2020 at 6:26 PM

@chuckie – It was the CDC’s testing kit that had the high error rate. That’s part of what caused the shortage of test kits in the USA. Rather than using a proven design, which was done in Germany and available for free, the CDC developed their own test but then discovered it had a high error rate. The CDC compounded the problem by telling hospitals, counties, states, etc. that they had to send their samples to the CDC to be evaluated. Once it was apparent to everyone that the CDC had a fiasco on their hands that was costing many lives they relaxed the rules and allowed people to use private, county, and state labs rather than the CDC. More recently, the CDC finally got a test kit that works though I don’t know if it’s the German design or someone else’s.

Jimmy March 30, 2020 at 12:52 PM

Looks like they have eradicated the virus in Whole Foods on Ygnacio. My Son was there yesterday and said he didn’t see one mask. All looked normal. Maybe it’s a SAFE zone that I don’t know about?
Amazing what a little upscale shopping can do. By the way, he did have a mask on.

Rollo Tomasi March 30, 2020 at 5:15 PM

Is your son a medical professional? If not, the mask he was wearing is one fewer available to medical professionals and first responders..

PH Dad March 30, 2020 at 6:12 PM

@Rollo, You make assumptions based on incomplete data. Perhaps his son is a first responder or medical professional. Perhaps they are in or have someone living with them that is in a high risk group?
I wear PPE when going into any building at this time and decon myself and anything I pick up before it goes in the house. 35 years of experience in radiological controls and clean room operations under my belt. Minimizing the risks to myself and family.

Mimi March 31, 2020 at 7:51 AM

I hate this hostility toward people who have masks. There are many different reasons why they have them. It is their work place’s responsibility to protect health care workers.

I stay at home and go to very essential places like grocery stores and banks. That is my responsibility to minimize the risk of getting sick.

Yes, individuals are accepting donated masks, but hospitals and the county specifically ask for “unboxed” “ unopened” masks only to avoid any possible contamination( the donor could be sick without knowing).

Silva March 31, 2020 at 10:13 AM

I wore a face filter out shopping yesterday for the first time. I’d worried a bit about judgy people, but since I’ve worn this thing now and then a few years I don’t think a medical professional would want it.

Rollo Tomasi April 1, 2020 at 2:48 PM

@PH Dad: work on your reading comprehension. I made no assumptions. I asked a question, which is nearly the polar opposite of an assumption.

double dzzz March 30, 2020 at 1:09 PM

It seems to me a lot of people probably have it. from just talking to some peeps that have some symptoms but are keeping it a bay. hopefully it can be resolved at home. so these numbers they are putting out are far far underscored. of course because of testing.

Luke March 30, 2020 at 4:12 PM

The listed information is not good enough.
Real pictures of infected and care on the virus people can be approximately calculated as
geometrical progression.
For example, in a different country, the place of dead person is not secret information. No need name or address, just location.
When we will be informed more correctly?

The Fearless Spectator March 30, 2020 at 5:52 PM

North Korea claims to have ZERO Coronavirus cases. Is that because Kim Jong-un executes anyone who has it?

chuckie the troll March 30, 2020 at 6:46 PM

The age of people who died might be helpful in reducing hysteria. Were they young, middle aged, or elderly? Did they have underlying serious medical conditions?

BTW- Heard someone mention a possible link between the use of vaping products and Covid-19 deaths in younger people. Would make sense, if true.

Beanzy March 30, 2020 at 10:58 PM

What are the telltale signs of Covid-19?

Fever of 100.4° F or higher for several days
Chest tightness
Lung congestion
Coughing
Loss of smell and taste

To Do List March 30, 2020 at 11:56 PM

Also tiredness or fatigue. This is on many but not all lists, but I know a student just admitted to nursing school who says this is common.

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