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January 15, 2021
Bay Area confirmed cases: 329,778 — up from 324,710, or 1.6% on Friday
Bay Area currently hospitalized: 2,225 — down by 31 (-1.8%) as of 1/13*
Bay Area deaths: 3,287 — up by 68 (2.2%) on Friday
California cases to date: 2,919,040 — up from 2,880,031 (1.4%) on Friday
California currently hospitalized: 21,282 — down from 21,654 (-1.7%) as of 1/13
California deaths: 32,990 — up by 626 (2.1%) on Friday
Total cases nationwide: 23,503,736 — up from 23,121,192 (1.7%) on Friday
Nationwide deaths: 391,631 — up from 385,855 (1.5%) on Friday
Confirmed cases: 27,878 — up by 343 (1.3%) since Thursday
Hospitalized: 245 — down by 14 as of 1/13, with 64 in ICU beds**
Deaths: 241 — up by 4 since Thursday
Confirmed cases: 64,760 — up by 894 (1.5%) since Thursday
Hospitalized: 492 – up by 24 as of 1/13, with 123 in ICU beds
Deaths: 755 — up by 0 since Thursday
Contra Costa County
Confirmed cases: 50,627 — up by 868 (1.7%) since Thursday
Hospitalized: 260 — down by 10 as of 1/13, with 62 in ICU beds
Deaths: 430 — up by 20 since Thursday
Confirmed cases: 11,229 — up by 115 (1.0%) since Thursday — includes 2,242 San Quentin cases
Hospitalized: 33 — down by 0 as of 1/13, with 6 in ICU beds
Deaths: 149 — up by 1 since Thursday — includes 28 San Quentin deaths
Confirmed cases: 7,157 — up by 118 (1.7%) since Thursday
Hospitalizations: 31 — down by 0 as of 1/13, with 15 in ICU beds
Deaths: 39 — up by 1 since Thursday
San Mateo County
Confirmed cases: 30,650 — up by 454 (1.5%) since Thursday
Hospitalized: 188 — down by 11 as of 1/13, with 38 in ICU beds
Deaths: 294 — up by 26 since Thursday
Santa Clara County
Confirmed cases: 89,983 — up by 1,604 (1.8%) since Thursday
Hospitalized: 692 — down by 11 as of 1/13, with 162 in ICU beds
Deaths: 1,040 — up by 12 since Thursday
Confirmed cases: 24,654 — up by 363 (1.5%) since Thursday
Hospitalized: 184 — down by 9 as of 1/13, with 51 in ICU beds
Deaths: 105 — up by 0 since Thursday
Confirmed cases: 22,840 — up by 309 (1.4%) since Thursday
Hospitalized: 100 — down by 10 as of 1/13, with 20 in ICU beds
Deaths: 234 — up by 7 since Thursday
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, gastro-intestinal issues, and flu-like body aches and fatigue. Other symptoms include a loss of taste or smell, and sore throat. 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 about a dozen walk-up and drive-up testing sites in San Francisco that do not require doctor's referrals, but they do still require you to say you have one symptom, unless you are an essential worker (call 311 for an appointment, or just drop in at certain locations). Other free testing sites, many of which require appointments, can be found in other Bay Area counties.
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.
*All hospitalization numbers now include PUIs. 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.
**Does not include transfer patients from other jurisdictions.