The news with this pandemic is going to keep coming at a steady and alarming clip, multiple times a day. SFist is now establishing this page for you to bookmark or return to when you need to know the latest local stats in a hurry.
Updated daily at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
July 5, 2020
Bay Area confirmed cases: 28,771 — up from 27,931, or 3% so far today
Bay Area currently hospitalized: 506 — down from 513 so far today
Bay Area deaths: 598 — up by 2, or 0.3% so far today
California cases to date: 254,745 — up from 251,175, or 1.4% so far today
California currently hospitalized: 5,595 (as of 7/3) — up from 5,506 or 1.6%
California deaths: 6,318 — up by 6 so far today
Total cases nationwide: 2,852,807 — up from 2,809,108, or 0.6% so far today
Nationwide deaths: 129,718 — up from 129,478, or 0.2% so far today
Confirmed cases: 3,781 — up by 5 (0.1%) since Saturday
Hospitalized: 69 — up by 9 as of 7/3, with 17 in ICU beds — now includes PUIs*
Deaths: 50 — up by 0 since 6/28
Confirmed cases: 6,855 — up by 383 (5.9%) since Friday
Hospitalized: 141 – up by 18 (14.6%) as of 7/2, with 45 in ICU beds
Deaths: 140 — up by 0 since Friday
Contra Costa County
Confirmed cases: 3,564 — up by 132 (3.8%) since Friday
Hospitalized: 56 — up by 6 (3%) since Friday
Deaths: 81 — up by 2 since Friday
Confirmed cases: 2,747 — up by 91 (11%) since Friday — includes 1,381 San Quentin cases
Hospitalized: 28 — up by 1 since Saturday
Deaths: 19 — up by 0 since 6/30
Confirmed cases: 376 — up by 32 (9.3%) since Thursday
Hospitalizations: 6 — down by 2 since Friday
Deaths: 4 — up by 0 since 6/10
San Mateo County
Confirmed cases: 3,536 — up by 95 (2.8%) since Friday
Hospitalized: 56 — up by 1 since Friday, with 15 in ICU beds
Deaths: 108 — up by 0 since Tuesday
Santa Clara County
Confirmed cases: 5,077— up by 228 (4.7%) since Friday
Hospitalized: 97 — up by 2 since Friday, with 38 in ICU beds — now includes PUIs*
Deaths: 160 — up by 0 since Friday
Confirmed cases: 1,476 — up by 74 (5.3%) - no new data since Thursday
Hospitalized: 39 — down by 1 since Thursday
Deaths: 25 — no new data since Thursday
Confirmed cases: 1,359 — up by 92 (7.3%)
Hospitalized: 15 — up by 3 as of 7/3
Deaths: 11 — up by 0 since Saturday
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The primary symptom is a fever, and the Centers for Disease Control advise patients to contact their doctor if they have a fever in combination with a persistent cough, shortness of breath, headache, and flu-like body aches and fatigue. Other symptoms have included a loss of taste or smell, and gastrointestinal distress. Symptoms appear within 2 to 14 days of exposure, with the median onset time being 5 days according to one study. The cough appears to be the main differentiator between this and influenza, and many people report mild symptoms. It's now believed that a large percentage of positive cases — between 25 and 50 percent — may be relatively or completely asymptomatic. Learn more from the CDC.
Where can I be tested in San Francisco?
There are now two walk-up/drive-up testing sites in San Francisco that do not require doctor's referrals, but they do still require you to be symptomatic unless you are an essential worker (call 311 for an appointment). A drop-in testing site in Hayward is allowing anyone from the Bay Area to be tested following some screening criteria, and they close the line at 10 a.m. and reopen it at 1 p.m., until tests run out each day. Two free testing sites have also opened in Sonoma County which have no symptom requirements.
When is it OK to leave the house during the shelter-in-place order?
Everyone should walk their dogs, pick up meals, and do essential grocery and farmers' market shopping as usual, while keeping social distance in mind. Outdoor exercise is OK. Also, trips to the pharmacy and doctor are permitted. And trips to and from work are fine if one is employed at a business that remains open, like a hospital or a restaurant serving takeout. People are being encouraged not to socialize without six feet of distance between them.
*PUI stands for Patient Under Investigation, and several counties already roll these PUI totals into their COVID hospitalization data. While some of these patients turn up negative for COVID-19, we're including them now in hospital census numbers for San Francisco and Santa Clara counties in order to track case surges as they happen. They are not added to confirmed case totals until their test results arrive.