DAILY UPDATE: 820 Active Cases Of COVID-19 In Contra Costa County

June 29, 2020 11:50 am · 32 comments

This is the new COVID-19 daily update on Claycord.com:

    • 820 active cases of COVID-19 in Contra Costa County.
    • 166 new cases of COVID-19 in Contra Costa County since yesterday.
    • 2 deaths since yesterday.
    • Only 1 person under the age of 50 (they were in the 31-40 age group) has died from COVID-19 in Contra Costa County.
    • 53 of the 76 deaths were in long-term care facilities (2 new deaths since yesterday).
    • There are currently 7 outbreaks of COVID-19 at Contra Costa County long-term care facilities.


The population in Contra Costa County is 1.1-million.

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What the.. June 29, 2020 at 12:05 PM

What long term care facilities???

“There are currently 7 outbreaks of COVID-19 at Contra Costa County long-term care facilities.”


Ann June 29, 2020 at 12:11 PM

Good question Do mostly younger people work at these long term facilities?

It's A Me June 29, 2020 at 12:19 PM

A number of them in Hayward and the San Miguel Villa in Concord.
There’s been a number of instances where they did not test staff, staffing brought the virus in and residents ended up dying because of it. They failed their residents and the County isn’t looking into the matter, instead pushing the closure.

WCreaker June 29, 2020 at 12:19 PM
DLo June 29, 2020 at 12:42 PM

Today’s Long Term Care Dashboard actually has 8 active outbreaks being monitored.

@It’s A Me, Hayward is not in Contra Costa County so it would be in Alameda County data.

You can also find county data here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/SNFsCOVID_19.aspx

Sancho Panza June 29, 2020 at 1:12 PM

@WCreaker and DLo~thanks for the links…very informative!

I suspect that the huge increase in positive cases are from the mandate by State of California Health and Human Services that baseline testing on residents/workers of nursing homes be done by 6/30/20. I watched the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors 6/23 meeting and Dr. Sara Levin (Deputy Health Officer) discussed these outbreaks: community transmission by low wage workers working at more than one facility, baseline testing not completed, thus they don’t know scope of what they are dealing with, advanced directives not known by facilities, etc.
Also, testing is counted by ‘cases’ regardless of how many times on same person~Farnitano said so in prior meetings.
Contra Costa Health has said that they are not the ‘regulatory’ body for these nursing homes, but they do have private partnerships with Kaiser, John Muir, Sutter Health…basically punting to the state. Here’s the link, start at D.8 if you are interested.


It's A Me June 29, 2020 at 2:08 PM

Dlo oops, my mistake! Thank you for the correction. 🙂

Pat June 29, 2020 at 2:18 PM

Actually there are 12 outbreaks, 13 if you include Bayberry having at least one positive for Covid19 employee that Contra Costa County apparently isn’t aware of? And why not? It was known on the 16h of June.

whome June 29, 2020 at 12:14 PM

Wow, that’s a significant increase!

I wish the County would release more info regarding outbreaks in long term care facilities, and more info on recent outbreak locations…


Wage Slave June 29, 2020 at 1:50 PM

Two days ago, it said there were only 11 new cases. I suspect there was an accounting mess up in there somewhere.

Hopefully its not 160 cases again tomorrow.

Please.... June 29, 2020 at 12:16 PM



Yves Harlowe June 29, 2020 at 12:30 PM

Take a look at the city totals, and the rates per 100,000. There are a few cities with a lot of cases and a very high rate of infection. Why doesn’t the health department look at what is going on in those communities and address that instead of locking down the entire county? Would that just make too much sense?

Continued lockdowns have a LOT of very negative effects. Depriving people of their livelihoods is just one of them. Small businesses going bankrupt, people being unable to pay their bills and buy food for their kids, kids going uneducated and unable to socialize with the friends, suicides, increases in substance abuse, serious health problems going unaddressed – lockdowns are not benign. And just say stay at home – there are plenty of people who can’t stay at home. If they did, who would process, deliver and sell your food? Maintain the utilities we all depend on? Deliver all the stuff we’ve ordered from Amazon? Shop for and deliver groceries so you can stay at home? Provide health care?


Reason June 29, 2020 at 12:52 PM

The people living in the cities with big outbreaks tend to work in service industries that are essential. They can’t work from home. They work at restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and in health care settings. They have more potential exposure to the virus. They are more likely to live in multi-generational households in close quarters. They are more likely to take public transportation.

Viruses don’t know boundaries. We can lock down the cities where “those people” live, but then how would you get your groceries and food? Who would take over the jobs in hospitals and residential facilities?

Sancho Panza June 29, 2020 at 1:31 PM

@Yves Harlowe~I wholeheartedly agree with everything you stated. We are sacrificing 99% of the population for the 1% (elderly and immunosuppressive population) that should be the focus of mitigation efforts.

My spouse recently said that we send our young men/women into combat without hesitation…this Covid-19 battle is being fought mainly by our older generation.

ZZ June 29, 2020 at 2:38 PM

Exactly #YvesHarlowe, those in charge are only focused on the virus uptick, not the uptick of anything else this SIP has caused.

I thought all those “brilliant, careing, people with billions” had this all figured out at Event 201 in October last year..

Sancho Panza June 29, 2020 at 3:20 PM

@Reason~BINGO! Well said…

cheeseburguesa June 29, 2020 at 12:47 PM

any way you slice it, it looks ugly. I’m wondering where everything went so far off the rails since the Saturday total. Stay safe everyone.


RXL June 29, 2020 at 1:09 PM

I can’t stress this enough. STAY AT HOME PEOPLE!!!
only go out for essential.
Don’t open up the state for the next 2 months. wait till the cases drop in single digit statewide.


It’s a joke June 29, 2020 at 4:23 PM

If Covid was really worse than the flu, we would see the numbers. But for the first time in a decade, the flu number is low. Hmm maybe because they are faking the numbers.#nosheep

Tomato Girl June 29, 2020 at 1:16 PM

It’s amazing to me that the state and local officials are actively trying to create a depression with the excuse of covid. Absolutely ridiculous and horrible for all of our small businesses and not to mention the effects on children. My child is usually a very happy child but I’m dealing with a lot of sadness because they aren’t able to play with others kids or go the park. I’m tired of hearing from people of how dirty and how many germs kids have. Don’t forget everyone was once a child and just imagine the mental scares our children will have from all this…


Anne June 29, 2020 at 1:26 PM

There were many people at Heather Farms this Sunday. Several were having large picnics (no social distancing or masks), people walking on the paths and trail (very few social distancing or wearing masks). Driving through downtown Walnut Creek I noticed very little of social distancing and/or wearing of masks. I don’t think these increases are due exclusively to “long term care” facilities, although if an infection breaks out, it spreads rapidly.
I do not envy those who find themselves in a situation where they must deal with the public and put their health and the health of their families at risk. At least the rest of us could do our part and wear a mask, social distance and wash our hands.


The Fearless Spectator June 29, 2020 at 6:40 PM

True, lots of volleyball and activity at Heather Farm with few wearing masks. People are thinking, “Hey, if it’s good enough for the protesters and looters, it’s good enough for us.” In other words, due to our elected officials selective and political approach to safety, a lot of people don’t care anymore. They feel taken advantage of and lied to, which is true.

I believe we should error on the side of caution, but I understand why people feel this way.

Tabitha King June 29, 2020 at 1:49 PM

Can you please provide a link to where you are getting your data from or cite it in the article?


CLAYCORD.com June 29, 2020 at 1:50 PM

The Contra Costa Health Department.

DLo June 29, 2020 at 8:08 PM

Tabitha, you can find the dashboards here: https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/dashboard

Mitch June 29, 2020 at 2:01 PM

11 cases announced Saturday, 166 new ones announced today….

Yeah, sure.

Almost like they saved them up to make today’s stats look more shocking to justify not opening as planned.

It’s going to be a long summer with these clowns in charge.


The Fat Cat June 29, 2020 at 3:17 PM

@ Mitch

Per the county health website there were 44 new cases on Saturday, likely delayed reporting. Still much lower than 166 today.

A better measure that eliminates the problem of fluctuations in testing or reporting is the 7-day average, which is currently 87 new cases per day in Contra Costa County.

Annoyed June 29, 2020 at 4:17 PM

No one is making decisions based on a single day. There is a good reason that basically every graph on the County’s website shows the 7 day average, they know there’s fluctuations in reporting. You’d think most people could understand that too.

wipe June 29, 2020 at 4:27 PM

If you look at the percentage of positive results, you can see that the percentage of positive has increased and this is not a result of the increase in the number of tests.

theonewhosaidit June 29, 2020 at 6:40 PM

Probably has something to do with all the people with their big noses sticking out above their mask not wearing them properly. What is the point of wearing the mask if you have your nose blowing air out all over. Obviously its also from all the protesting, way to go virtue signaling how much you fake care just to feel part of something… Hope it feels good when you end up killing grandma/grandpa or your parents because you brought them home the chinesevirus.


LoveMyCity June 29, 2020 at 7:47 PM

Masks! Distance! Hand-washing! This is stuff you can teach a five year old. What is so hard about it? If we all do our part, we can get past this and eventually open up. Too many selfish people just can’t be bothered to tie on a mask and avoid breathing on other people. You see someone without a mask…that person is the problem, not our government. This is on us to follow the rules and solve the problem.


FPN June 30, 2020 at 12:43 PM

I keep asking people how many people do they know that has the virus. Over and over I get the same answer. Zero


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