While the ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region has ticked up to 4.7 percent, the State has formally extended its Regional Stay Home Order, an order which isn’t likely to be lifted for at least another month (if not two).

At the same time, the ICU availability in San Francisco has ticked down to 22 percent, with at least 62 people in an ICU and 259 local hospital beds now occupied by COVID-19 patients, both of which are new pandemic highs.

And with a local testing percent positive rate which has ticked up to 5.4 percent, there are now an average of over 300 new COVID-19 cases being diagnosed in San Francisco each day, which is a new pandemic high – and climbing – as well.

UPDATE (01/15): With the percent positive rate for testing holding at over 5 percent, the average number of new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in San Francisco each day has ticked up to 325.

UPDATE (01/19): Having hit a pandemic high of 370, the 7-day average number of new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in San Francisco has ticked down to 333, with 248 local hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients and 59 people in a local ICU. At the same time, the ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region has dropped back down to 3.4 percent.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by ConcernedCitizen

    Meanwhile, according to the Chron, SF gov’t doesn’t know how many vaccines were received, how many people were vaccinated, or a specific plan moving forward on vaccinations. We should be happy that we are not in the same boat as SoCal.

  2. Posted by Brian M

    Wait until the new UK mutation REALLY hits.

  3. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: With the percent positive rate for testing holding at over 5 percent, the average number of new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in San Francisco each day has ticked up to 325, which is a new pandemic high.

  4. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: Having hit a pandemic high of 370, the 7-day average number of new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in San Francisco has ticked down to 333, with 248 local hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients and 59 people in a local ICU. At the same time, the ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region has dropped back down to 3.4 percent.

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