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County reports 43 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pleasanton

Original post made on Apr 12, 2020

Pleasanton continues to lead the Tri-Valley in confirmed patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 43 cases, as of the latest update from the Alameda County Public Health Department on Sunday morning.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, April 12, 2020, 9:43 PM

Comments (24)

Posted by Serena Connell
a resident of another community
on Apr 12, 2020 at 10:00 pm

Would be very interested to know what is driving the relatively high number of infections in Pleasanton. Are most of these infections part of a local cluster, or are they mainly disassociated from one another? Some reporting on this would be most welcome.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 12, 2020 at 10:16 pm

What is driving it?

People are not staying home.

The most recent infections came out of the Castlewood golf club in Castlewood.

Posted by AyeAye
a resident of Amador Estates
on Apr 13, 2020 at 10:38 am

Your link to the Alameda Country dashboard is appreciated..It fails, however, to give any information about deaths. Are there any in Pleasanton, or the rest of Alameda county? If so, how many? And by race/ethnicity, comorbidity? That information SHOULD BE INCLUDED, seems too me.
Here is one for Santa Clara County which does include some of that and other information.:
Web Link

It seems lacking, however, in giving data about the number of people of the various races and ethnicities so the % of cases by race or ethnicity doesn't mean much.

Posted by Really?
a resident of Donlon Elementary School
on Apr 13, 2020 at 11:00 am

I don't think you are looking at all the data provided on the link.

The overall deaths for the County are reported (23), along with a breakdown by gender, age and race/ethnicity.

Posted by Jay Galvin
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 13, 2020 at 11:18 am

There is a COVID testing tent in the Valleycare parking lot.

I believe all positives found there count towards Pleasanton. In other towns, doctors and clinics report.

Dilemma, our daughter is in town from Chula Vista, IF she tested positive, it gets reported here, unlikely to be counted as a Southern California case.

So, not a very meaningful number, except that there is under a hundred cases in the 210,000 people in the Tri-Valley

Posted by jpmarchand
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 13, 2020 at 11:41 am

Testing agencies report the positives and negatives to CalREDIE, the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange. They are reported by the county of residence and not the county or city in which the test was performed. Hayward's number is elevated because there was a test site in Hayward and it was easier for residents who lived in Hayward to get tested. People traveled from all over the Bay Area to get tested but the results were reported by county of residence.

Posted by CWM
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 13, 2020 at 3:02 pm

@ Michael Austin'
Just an FYI - Castlewood is located in the County and any cases from there would be counted in the Alameda County number and not the City of Pleasanton. If the person infected lived in another city the number would be reported by that city. To my knowledge Castlewood had one member test positive for the virus, unknown where they resided.

Posted by JJ2020
a resident of another community
on Apr 13, 2020 at 3:56 pm

What matters is the number of new cases, not the absolute value.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 13, 2020 at 6:46 pm

Yeah, I know, walk across the street, you will be in Pleasanton!

Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 13, 2020 at 8:06 pm

What I'd like to understand is how many tests have been performed to get to the outcome of 886 cases.

Reporting on positive results is only half the puzzle.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 13, 2020 at 8:36 pm

This Morning, I went to Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Sutter Health) for my annual blood work. I asked the doctor for CORVID-19 Anti-Body-Test also. He explained, "that test is not yet available to us, hopefully it will be soon".

Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 13, 2020 at 9:44 pm


I could be wrong, but after a quick web search, it doesn't appear that the test is widely available yet. Mayo reported it was rolling one out on April 1 but I can't confirm that it actually happened.


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 13, 2020 at 10:14 pm

Thank you for that research information.
PAMF will contact me when they are sourced to complete this test.

Posted by Infuriated
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Apr 14, 2020 at 7:59 am

People aren’t staying home. Yesterday I went to the store for the first time in 2 weeks and I saw people out and about with their damn kids without wearing masks. They’re going to parks, biking, exercising like nothing is happening. Morons.

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2020 at 10:31 am


Walking outside while maintaining 2 meters minimum distance from those not within your household is both allowed and encouraged.

Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 14, 2020 at 12:33 pm


Perhaps if you'd Inform yourself, you would't have to resort to name calling :

Web Link
Web Link

Safe links to CDC and California Department of Public Health

So far, for California 22,348 cases and 687 fatalities.

I'm informed enough to know that Gavin Newsom claimed on March 19th that fully half (56%) of the state population would be infected within 8 weeks.

Web Link

Safe link to Business Insider.

Let's see...that would put the infected rate, according to Newsom, at around 20 million persons.

22k < 20m. You get the point?

Perhaps you shouldn't be calling people moving on with their lives morons before you know the score.


Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 14, 2020 at 12:44 pm

No new cases reported from New York: Web Link

Safe link, MSNBC via youtube.

Watershed moment.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 14, 2020 at 1:31 pm

Dan . . . 6,500 new cases and over 700 deaths, today, in New York. Web Link Worldometers safe site. Politico reporting same/similar numbers.

Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 14, 2020 at 3:28 pm


Go to 5:26 of the video as reported by NBC. They're reputable, right?

Money quote from none other than Mario Cuomo, Governor of New York:

"The president’s projection. Peter Navarro’s projection, CDC’s projection, White House Coronavirus task force projection, then the Gates model, Columbia model, Cornell model. They were all wrong..."

Now for politics he has to bring up the President and his staff, but remember, EVERYONE relied on the Imperial model or the IHME Model for their disastrous predictions. The IHME was predicated on MAXIMUM use of social distancing and it was spectacularly wrong.

Go ahead and not listen to the Governor of New York when talking about his state. Rely on Politico.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 14, 2020 at 4:34 pm

Dan,Those are the numbers being reported. I’m uncertain as to why you are ignoring data. From NY government site: Web Link Includes today’s data and is in keeping with what I quoted above.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 14, 2020 at 8:30 pm

ACPHD is reporting For the past forty-eight hours, the number of infections has remained at forty-four. I hope that trend continues with ongoing decline and recovery of those infected.

Posted by Elderly Shelterer
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 15, 2020 at 12:51 pm

Jay Galvin, I asked that question of Terri Langford, from the Alameda County Public Health Department. Her response was that cases are listed by residency, not where they were tested.

Posted by Jay Galvin
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on May 11, 2020 at 4:38 am

Elderly Shelterer in Vintage Hills

When a person dies in a hospital, the death certificate is signed by a doctor in that hospital. The doctor cannot send the certificate to San Diego, Beijing, or London to be tallied with their statistics.

If a robbery, car accident, murder, death due to cancer or pneumonia, happen at a home, store, street or hospital in a city (or town) the statistic is reported for the city the incident happened in. It cannot be assigned based on residency. Whether the (dead) person was visiting, passing through, vacationing, working, or in the city for any other reason, their death cannot be relocated to another jurisdiction because they may have been resident there.

BTW: There may be two Terri Langfords in the Bay Area, but the only one that comes up on Google is a reporter for the Chronicle.


Posted by Elderly Shelterer
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 11, 2020 at 10:28 am

Jay Galvin, I am familiar with procedures re: death certificates. Your response to my comment of a month ago, prior to the tweaking of the Coronavirus dashboard now being updated at least once a day isn't exactly correct. I made no mention of San Diego, Beijing or London. The Alameda County Department of Public Health has established an online reporting site that does indeed list the residency of individuals who have succumbed to COVID 19 disease. And the California Death Certificate does list both the residency as well as the place of death, which are not necessarily the same. Having been an active genealogy researcher for 32 years, I've seen more than a few.
Maybe Google hasn't looked into Next Door, which is where Terri Langdon was posting information in April. She identified herself as being with the public health agency, and it wouldn't surprise me to learn she is a Chronicle Reporter. The Chron was early in compiling information and coordinating information with the County Health Department. Media resources aren't always fake news and it could well have been her assignment.
At any rate, the county now has it's ducks all in a row and is providing the information, so it is something of a moot point.

BTW today, May 11, the county is reporting 2,064 cases and 71 deaths. On April 15, there were 1,067 cases.

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