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The average number of daily new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in San Francisco, which had dropped to under 30 in October, ticked up to a new pandemic high of 288 as of last week, which is a 162 percent increase in the daily case rate over the past month alone and on pace to average over 300 new cases per day by the end of the year.

While COVID related hospitalizations tend to lag case rate trends by around two weeks, there are at least 176 local hospital beds now occupied by COVID-19 patients and 47 people in an ICU, a number which had previously peaked at 38 back in July.

SF Covid19 Hospitalizations - 12/24/20

And with the ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region having dropped to 9.2 percent, the Stay Home Order for the region, which went into effect at 11:59PM on December 18, will likely be extended past January 8, 2021, if the current trend holds.

UPDATE (12/28): Having ticked up to 290, the average number of daily new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in San Francisco has since inched down to 269. That being said, the current count is likely being underreported due to a holiday slowdown in processing and could jump over the next few days with at least 189 local hospital beds now occupied by COVID-19 patients and 48 people in an ICU.

UPDATE (12/30): While the average number of daily new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in San Francisco has ticked down to 254, there are now over 200 local hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients for the first time since the pandemic started with at least 54 people in an ICU bed which is a pandemic high as well.

And the ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region has just dropped to 7.5 percent.

UPDATE (1/4/21): The number of local hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients hit a pandemic high of 224 at the end of the year with at least 57 people in an ICU bed (which was a new pandemic high as well).

And while the 7-day average percent positive rate for local COVID-19 testing had slipped back under 4 percent in mid-December, it has since ticked back up to 4.14 percent and is poised to hit 5 percent within the next few days.

UPDATE (1/5): With the ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region having dropped to 5.9 percent, the Stay Home Order for the region, which went into effect at 11:59PM on December 18, will be extended past January 8, 2021.

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  1. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: Having ticked up to 290, the average number of daily new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in San Francisco has since inched down to 269. That being said, the current count is likely being underreported due to a holiday slowdown in processing and could jump over the next few days with at least 189 local hospital beds now occupied by COVID-19 patients and 48 people in an ICU.

  2. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: While the average number of daily new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in San Francisco has ticked down to 254, there are now over 200 local hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients for the first time since the pandemic started with at least 54 people in an ICU bed which is a pandemic high as well.

    And the ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region has just dropped to 7.5 percent.

  3. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: The number of local hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients hit a pandemic high of 224 at the end of the year with at least 57 people in an ICU bed (which was a pandemic high as well).

    And while the 7-day average percent positive rate for local COVID-19 testing had slipped back under 4 percent in mid-December, it has since ticked back up to 4.14 percent and is poised to hit 5 percent within the next few days.

  4. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: With the ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region having dropped to 5.9 percent, the Stay Home Order for the region, which went into effect at 11:59PM on December 18, will be extended past January 8, 2021.

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