Adia White, NorCal Public Media
Updated July 2, 2020
 
090701 F 0822K 009Sonoma County's coronavirus death toll climbed to nine Wednesday night. The data was reported on the county's website socoemergency.org.  This has been the deadliest week in the county with four people dying from the virus since Sunday, June 28. 
 
State data shows that 22 residents have tested positive for coronavirus at Broadway Villa Post Acute. According to the Press Democrat, two of the recent deaths were residents at Broadway Villa.  Other skilled nursing homes with coronavirus cases include Petaluma Post-Acute Rehab. According to state data, that facility has fewer than 11 cases though the data does not specify exactly how many.
 
(Image: Capt. Mariana Lacuzong, critical care nurse, surgical intensive care/special care unit, 59th Surgical Inpatient Sq., administers patient medication through an IV in the Wilford Hall Medical Center ICU July 1. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SrA Josie Kemp)
 
Counties across California have seen an increase in cases and fatalities, prompting the state Department of Public Health to order nineteen counties to shut down all indoor restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, zoos, and family entertainment centers. Indoor and outdoor bars were also ordered to shut down. Sonoma County is currently not on the state's watchlist, but Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase said Wednesday that the county could soon meet those criteria and be ordered to close down some businesses. A case rate of over 100 cases per 100,000 residents could trigger mandatory restrictions and business closures from the state. Sonoma County currently has a case rate of 86.6 per 100,000 residents as of July 2, according to its website.
 
On Wednesday Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase also highlighted several other triggers that have sparked concern, including the number of available ICU beds. According to the county's website, there are 10 ICU beds available with 57 occupied.

The County of Sonoma's website reported 49 new coronavirus cases Tuesday and 44 new cases on Wednesday.  There are now 1,229 total cases in the county. That number includes 620  people who have recovered from the virus.
 
For more information on cases, hospitalizations and demographic data in Sonoma County visit socoemergency.org. 
 
This article will be updated as more information becomes available. 
 
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