San Francisco Struggles With Rising COVID-19 Spread, Records Highest Single-Day Death Toll

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Public health officials from San Francisco recorded the highest number of new coronavirus cases and deaths on Saturday since the beginning of the pandemic as California continues to struggle with intensive care unit capacity and surging infections.

On Saturday, Santa Clara County also experienced record-high numbers with 40 COVID-19-related deaths, marking the highest fatality since March. Authorities also revealed the county recorded 1,704 new cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 82,170. Santa Clara County has also recorded a total of 883 deaths to the coronavirus.

Surging COVID-19 Infections

County officials across California are revealing a worrying trend of surging infections and deaths. Across the state, a total of 38,180 new infections and 463 new deaths were recorded. California has now tallied a staggering 2,660,744 cases and a death toll of nearly 30,000.

There were 301,878 individuals that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Bay Area, including 4,873 individuals who were confirmed positive on Saturday. Additionally, there were 75 new deaths due to the virus on Saturday, bringing the total to 2,991.

San Francisco health officials confirmed 451 new coronavirus cases on Saturday and 15 new deaths. Data showed that the city had recorded 25,973 new cases and 233 new fatalities, marking the highest single-day cases and deaths since the beginning of the health crisis.

On Saturday, Alameda County reported 1,067 cases, for a total of 58,892. And there were 16 confirmed deaths due to the virus, bringing the death toll to 732.

There were 13 deaths reported in Contra Costa County, raising its death toll to 389. Officials said 744 people in the county were confirmed positive for the coronavirus on Saturday, for a total of 46,618 cases, Mercury News reported.

On Saturday, San Mateo County reported no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 255 people. Officials recorded 396 new infections, raising the total to 27,754.

Four additional deaths and 511 new cases in the North Bay were recorded, including Napa, Sonoma, Solano, and Marin Counties, bringing the total to 499 fatalities and 660,471 cases.

Danielle Joyce Ong

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