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Officials urge caution as two cases of U.K. COVID variant detected in Contra Costa County

Original post made on Mar 17, 2021

The first two known cases of the infectious B.1.117 U.K. variant of COVID in Contra Costa County have been confirmed by laboratory results, county health officials said Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 11:32 PM

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Posted by Curious
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 17, 2021 at 7:50 am

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It would be nice to know in which cities this new COVID-19 variant is in... How about some transparency?


Posted by Paul Clark
a resident of Danville
on Mar 17, 2021 at 9:43 am

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"It would be nice to know in which cities this new COVID-19 variant is in... How about some transparency?"

To be fair to the County, they have been reporting cases and deaths by city, hospitalization and testing data for the better part of a year.

Go here: Web Link

Locate the Dashboards Menu. The data is very comprehensive. And FYI, they reported only 40 new cases on the 15th and 107 yesterday. With the exception of Richmond, Antioch, Concord and Pittsburg, there isn't much Covid being found in CoCo County. I'd keep my fingers crossed that they somehow contain this new strain.


Posted by Curious
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 17, 2021 at 10:06 am

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I would like to know where this "new variant" is located. I would like to know if it's in Danville, San Ramon, Richmond, Antioch. I know all about the website...I'm all over the information on the website. I check it daily!


Posted by Ana
a resident of Danville
on Mar 17, 2021 at 10:58 pm

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Ask Geoff Gillette at the city of Danville how many reports he got on a “Lounge” in town who regularity broke rules by no masks—private parties indoors—packed ppl etc. He feigns ignorance even though he got numerous communications for the last number of MONTHS from various sources. Do your job or get out.


Posted by Geoff Gillette
a resident of Danville
on Mar 18, 2021 at 1:53 pm

Geoff Gillette is a registered user.

Hi Ana,

I'm sorry you feel I did not provide an appropriate response regarding complaints about a local business. Any time I receive a complaint about someone violating the health order, I forward it to the Danville Police Department. Chief Shields is aware of any complaint I receive and he makes sure it is dealt with appropriately. A business that is found to be in violation is cited according to the health order.

That is the limit of actions I can take in these matters. I am not a police officer, nor am I responsible for enforcing the health order. When I get information, I make sure the relevant authority receives it.

This is a very frustrating time and it can be very difficult given the constraints we are under. In the future, I would suggest that if you see a business violating the order, and you need an officer to respond immediately, please call 911 so dispatch can have an officer check it out at the time it is occurring.

Thank you.

Geoff Gillette
Public Information Officer
Town of Danville
[email protected]
(925) 314-3336


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