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5 stories to catch up on Wednesday’s news

The second day of the Bay Area’s coronavirus lockdown was more subdued than the first, and quieter than many days in the leadup to the “shelter in place” order that sent businesses scrambling Monday afternoon.

Several counties reported new deaths from COVID-19, including the sixth recorded death in Santa Clara County. The South Bay county’s case total has reached 175, most in the Bay Area.

Here are our top five storylines from Wednesday:

1. “We have your results … We have to separate you now”: A San Francisco couple who traveled on the Grand Princess cruise received difficult news Tuesday, as one spouse tested positive and the other tested negative. Gene Qin is now concerned for his life as he battles COVID-19.

2. The region’s hospitals are gearing up for a flood of new patients, many of whom will need significant care for this highly infectious virus. There is expected to be a bed shortage both in intensive care units and in hospitals overall as the virus continues to spread.

On the topic of preparedness: A former San Jose resident returning to the Bay Area from Seoul said she was astounded at the lack of checkpoints compared to what she saw in South Korea, which appears to be on the backside of its own outbreak thanks to rapid and clinical response.

3. Restaurants have closed their dining rooms, but many are working to stay open by offering delivery, takeout and curbside service in an effort to keep paying workers and support the community. Here are some of the region’s restaurants that are staying open, plus what they’re offering in terms of service.

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