San Francisco records most cases, deaths in one day since start of pandemic

San Francisco public health officials on Saturday recorded the most new cases and deaths ever since the start of the coronavirus pandemic as California continues to struggle with limited hospital beds and rising infections.

Across the state, county officials said they recorded 38,180 new cases of the coronavirus and 463 new deaths. That brings the total number of cases in California to 2,660,744 and puts the death toll just a few hundred deaths shy of 30,000.

In the Bay Area, 301,878 people are infected with the coronavirus including 4,873 who were reported positive on Saturday. Seventy-five people died from the virus in the Bay Area Saturday for a total of 2,991 deaths.

According to data compiled by this news organization, San Francisco health officials recorded 451 new coronavirus cases on Saturday and 15 new deaths for a total of 25,973 cases and 233 deaths. That’s the most number of cases and deaths ever recorded in the city since the start of the pandemic.

Santa Clara County also broke records on Saturday when officials recorded 40 people died of the virus, the most ever since the start of the pandemic. On Saturday, county officials reported 1,704 new cases for a total of 82,170 cases. In all, 883 people have died in the county from coronavirus.

Alameda County recorded 1,067 cases on Saturday for a total of 58,892. Sixteen people died from the virus on Saturday bringing the death toll to 732.

Contra Costa County recorded 13 deaths and ballooned the death toll to 389. Officials said 744 people were reported positive with coronavirus in the county on Saturday for a total of 46,618 cases.

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San Mateo County recorded no new deaths on Saturday and remains at 255 people dead from the virus. Officials said 396 people were infected for a total of 27,754 cases across the county.

In the North Bay — which includes Napa, Sonoma, Solano and Marin counties, four new deaths and 511 new cases were reported for a total of 499 deaths and 660,471 cases.


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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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