Health officials across the Bay Area reported ten new deaths from COVID-19 and 707 positive cases at the end of Saturday, as the state continues to reject the coronavirus, just after the region’s deadliest day to date.
According to data compiled by this news outlet, the new deaths bring the total death toll from the deadly virus to 1,295 in the nine-county bay area plus Santa Cruz County.
Just a day earlier, public health officials reported 34 new deaths, the largest number of deaths ever in the Bay Area since the start of the pandemic, with 29 of the deaths occurring in Alameda and Santa Clara counties. In the new figures, Alameda County did not count any new deaths, while Santa Clara County reported four new deaths.
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Case and death data are based on when each county publicly reported new numbers, not necessarily when those infections or deaths occurred.
Californians are starting to breathe a sigh of relief as the state continues to fend off a wave of infections that began in June after government officials began lifting lockdown orders and some social activities to resume.
Hospitalizations for coronavirus patients fell 4.4% Thursday from the previous day to 3,142. This is the lowest number of patients admitted to the state since June 14. Most of the hospitalized patients are located in Southern California, led by Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange counties.
The number of patients in intensive care unit beds with COVID-19 also decreased by 1.6% from the previous day to 1,023. That’s less than the pre-summer surge of 1,053 ICU patients on June 16, and is the lowest number of ICU patients in the state since April 3.
On Saturday, Santa Clara County reported 274 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 19,417 cases, with the four new victims bringing the death toll to 280. The peak came just days after the county was granted. a leeway for reopening when it moved from purple to red in the state’s new risk level system. Red, which indicates “substantial spread,” indicates counties with daily rates of new cases of between 4 and 7 cases per 100,000 residents.
In Alameda County, which remains in the most restrictive purple tier, health officials reported 18 new cases and no new deaths for a total of 19,837 cases and 320 deaths. San Mateo County has reported 111 new cases and no new deaths as of Saturday for a total of 9,077 cases and 139 deaths.
San Francisco, which is in the red range, reported 75 new cases and one new death on Saturday for a total of 10,263 positive cases and 90 deaths.