California defeats coronovirus after deadliest day in Bay Area


Health officials in the Bay Area reported ten new COVID-19 deaths as well as 707 positive cases at the end of Saturday, as the state is outpacing coronoviruses even after the region’s deadliest day.

According to data compiled by this news organization, the new deaths bring the deadly virus to a total of 1,295 in the nine-county Bay Area plus Santa Cruz County.

The day before, public health officials reported 34 new deaths, the highest ever in the Bay Area since the epidemic, with 29 deaths 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.

In California, public health officials reported 3,125 new cases and 71 new deaths. This brings the 7-day case average to 3,304 and the 7-day mortality to around 9, both averages that have been falling since their peak in August. The total number of reported cases in California on Sunday was 758,679, with a total of 14,332 deaths from the virus.

Case and death data is based on when each county publically reports the new number, not necessarily when those infections or fatal events have occurred.

The people of California are beginning to breathe a sigh of relief as a wave of infection began to beat in the state in June, when government officials began ordering lockdowns and resuming some social activities.

Hospitalizations for coronovirus patients declined by 4.4 percent from the previous day on Thursday. This is the lowest number of hospitalized patients in the state since 14 June. Most of the hospitalized patients are in Southern California, led by Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange counties.

The number of patients in intensive care unit beds with COVID-19 was also down to 1.623 from the previous day. This is the least pre-summer survey 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 deaths of four new people increasing to 280. Spike arrived just a few days after the county moved again, when it left. Purple to red in the state’s new risk level system. Red indicates “substantial prevalence”, for counties with daily new case rates between 4 and 7 cases per 100,000 residents.