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Third coronavirus case confirmed in Alameda County

Original post made on Mar 6, 2020

A third case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Alameda County was confirmed on Friday afternoon, according to Pleasanton city officials.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:50 PM

Comments (25)

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of another community
on Mar 6, 2020 at 7:28 pm

I am not sure why they are saying no new confirmed cases in Alameda County. I work in an acute care facility in Fremont, CA and the whole hospital received an email today from our CEO that we had a patient test positive for coronavirus. Under county supervision, the patient was discharged with appropriate instructions to quarantine at home.

Posted by anon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 6, 2020 at 7:46 pm

Also at other local hospitals they have had presumptive positives. I'm wondering if they do not count them unless they have been confirmed by the CDC test which takes several days?

Posted by sc
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Mar 6, 2020 at 8:57 pm

What does this really mean, [Pleasanton Unified School District Superintendent David Haglund told the Weekly that the Alameda County Public Health Department had confirmed as of 5 p.m. Thursday, no students, faculty or staff had tested positive for COVID-19.]?

How many people did ACPH test? Where did ACPH conduct the test? Does ACPH have sufficient/appropriate kits/tools to test COVID-19?

Posted by Coming Soon to Alameda County
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 6, 2020 at 9:14 pm

Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco have all activated the next stage of the pandemic playbook and begun applying the "social distancing" and "limit non-essential gatherings" rules. Contra Costa is getting there as well.

The virus doesn't respect county lines so it's only a matter of time before Alameda catches up.

East Bay Times article on San Mateo's announcement:

Web Link

Posted by Jp
a resident of Mission Park
on Mar 6, 2020 at 10:20 pm

Close the schools now before it's too late. Dont wait for cases to appear. It's already here.

Posted by Information
a resident of another community
on Mar 7, 2020 at 8:24 am

Confirmed cases means that the person was tested. Please note, we have a series shortage of test kits for the next four plus weeks. The number is something like 150 test kits to a population of 200K. The numbers of cases are staggering, but they are unreported. Before you panic, there are said to be two strands of the virus “L” and “S”. The “L” virus is much more aggressive, but may not be as wide spread here in the USA. We are hoping to know more soon. Not much for anyone to do aside from washing hands for 20 seconds, covering when you cough using your shoulder, stay home if sick, avoid crowds, seek medical if needed and lastly change clothes when you get home from outings. This is highly contagious and will be one for the history books for sure.

Posted by anon2
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

Confirmed means they have tested positive with the CDC tests. Presumptive positive means they have tested positive with state or other tests. Stanford has a test they are using which is quicker than CDC tests.

Posted by Doctor
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Mar 8, 2020 at 5:26 am

Let’s all panic!!!!

Geez it the flu and we will get better or not. Just take the proper precautions and live your life. We will not live forever so treat people properly and with respect and love while you have time.

Don’t get caught up in the hype and hysteria. This to shall pass.

Posted by Nick
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 8, 2020 at 6:55 am

The hype and hysteria is overblown. I'm ticked off that they're cancelling events, like the St. Patrick's Day parade in SF. Just take precautions and live your life.

Posted by Panic or Caution?
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 8, 2020 at 7:36 am

Doctor and Nick -

Maybe you want to put your head in the sand and not realize there may be some real exposure to a potentially dangerous disease (underline potential), but why should we take any chances with our lives?

I happen to be in the 60+ crowd and am not really willing to be exposed to people like you who seem to think this is all a hoax. My life is important to me.

Why should I or anybody else who you come in contact with take any chances with their lives just because you are too stupid to take the situation seriously?

Go ahead and put you and your families at risk, but please stay far away from me!

Seems China is in such a bad situation because they didn't take it seriously.

Until we know what this disease is all about - I say be cautious, keep yourself safe, and stay away from careless idiots like you two.

Posted by Nick
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 8, 2020 at 8:13 am

Because I have a better chance of getting hit by a bus or winning the lottery. I haven't gotten the flu since elementary school, and I'm over 55. I catch a cold every 3-4 years, and I go everywhere. Including out of the country for business and pleasure. Just take the same necessary precautions you'd take for ANY disease, and quit panicking.

Posted by Panic or Caution!
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 8, 2020 at 8:42 am

Being realistic and cautious is not synonymous with panic.

Maybe you should step back and reassess how much risk you are actually in. You are 55 years old, not 20, 30 or even 40.

Regardless, your carelessness, and selfishness, could put someone or many at risk. NOBODY at this point really knows anything about this disease and certainly you don’t know anything.

Please stay in San Ramon to keep those of us in Pleasanton safe.

It’s careless and selfish people like you, who think they know better that generally make situations like this worse than they need to be.

Better safe than sorry. I’m not willing to put myself in harms way because of foolish and stupid people like you (and thoe who have liked your comments)

Posted by Skip webb
a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 8, 2020 at 8:46 am

Paranoia the Destroyer

Posted by Panic or Caution
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 8, 2020 at 9:04 am

Skip Webb

I would say ignorance is more likely a destroyer or maybe an attitude of not caring about how your poor choices may negatively impact those around you......

Unless you and Nick are medical experts, not sure your ‘don’t worry’ attitudes count for much.

If you are experts, please enlighten us about what is going on in Italy right now and why you don’t think the same can’t happen in northern CA or elsewhere in the US.

I happen to be on business in Europe and hope I don’t get on a plane home later this week with a bunch of clueless idiots who don’t think they have anything to worry about.

Posted by Doctor
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Mar 8, 2020 at 9:38 am

Can’t live in fear because that’s not living. I’m 64, live in Pleasanton, and will go about as I see fit, taking the prescribed precautions.

If your in decent shape, not over weight, and are active you should have no issues. Peace and love to everyone.

Posted by Skip
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Mar 8, 2020 at 9:55 am

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Posted by Skip webb
a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 8, 2020 at 10:41 am

Post removed due to disrespectful comment

Posted by Doctor
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Mar 8, 2020 at 10:47 am

Faith,trust, and knowledge is what i have. Faith in my values and religion. Trust that our Governor Newsome and elected officials in this state are competent and will do the right thing Knowledge in preparing myself to deal with adversity and realizing that life on this earth is finite and we must always have our bags packed and prepared. Pray

Posted by JAP
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 8, 2020 at 10:49 am

Is Pleasanton going ahead with The St Pat’s Brew Crawl? That seems like something they could consider canceling.

Posted by member
a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 8, 2020 at 10:51 am

I've heard there are talent show events in Pleasanton schools for multicultural week. Anyone knows how big they are? I heard at least one event is for multiple schools hosting together on one campus.

Posted by Panic or Caition
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 8, 2020 at 11:01 am

Post removed due to disrespectful comment

Posted by Skip webb
a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 8, 2020 at 11:08 am

All Panic No Caution:
US population 328 million
Cases of confirmed coronavirus in the US—470
Confirmed US deaths from coronavirus—19
(Portion removed)

Posted by Coming Soon to Alameda County
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 8, 2020 at 9:48 pm

@Skip, @Nick and @Doctor - Multiple peer-reviewed studies all indicate that COVID is 5-20x more deadly than flu (per infected person, after all is done). AND COVID is spreading in a population with no resistance, so instead of 10% of population catching this bug (like the flu), epidemiologic data indicates is would hit 30-70% without radical social distancing. Overall mortality will be 15-150x typical flu levels. It's not "a severe flu season", it's going to be 15 to 150 flu seasons all hitting at once.

Known US cases are doubling every 2-3 days, DESPITE the inadequate supply of test kits. Now that we have a decent test supply on the way, known cases will continue doubling every 2-3 days. Actual cases are of course far larger, mostly hidden, and also doubling every 3-6 days due to high infectiousness and inadequate social distancing.

COVID puts 10-20% of cases into hospitals for O2 therapy due to severe pneumonia with lung congestion ("drowning in your own pus"). Unless people start radically changing behavior, NOW, to slow the spread, pneumonias will outstrip hospital resources by orders of magnitude within 6-10 weeks. As millions of people get sick while care facilities are overwhelmed, death rates will skyrocket. Unless we take action now.

We can be proactive now, or wait until the hospitals actually get slammed. But either way there are going to be shutdowns, cancellations, quarantines and lockdowns. The question is how much overshoot will there be in the number of dead people, who couldn't be treated because the hospitals overflowed, because too few were willing to sacrifice their social life beforehand.

Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Mar 9, 2020 at 9:53 am

I think a lot of people are going to be eating crow after Corona blows over.

What I find hilarious is that it feels like the same people who think humans can control the Earths climate, are the same people that think we're doomed by a virus. (Remember AIDS, Ebola, H1N1...etc?)

Let's just calm down, take precautions that the sane medical community has communicated, and live our lives.

Stop reading the panic on media, they're trying to make you scared because you're more pliable that way.



Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Mar 9, 2020 at 10:12 am

Keep this in mind: just 4 weeks ago the media and democrats were calling trump a racist because he wanted to stop all incoming flights from China.

Now he’s not doing enough?

Curious, no?


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