April 6, 2020

Coronavirus: San Francisco reports most new cases yet, second death from COVID-19


San Francisco on Thursday reported its largest increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date and that another person who has died from the respiratory illness.

Health officials announced 45 new positive tests, bringing the city and county’s total to 223, the second-most in the Bay Area. On Wednesday, it surpassed San Mateo County, whose total grew on Thursday to 195.

A second person in San Francisco has also died of complications from the coronavirus, the 68th death in the Bay Area. Information on the victim’s age and whether he or she had any underlying health conditions was not immediately available.

The death toll in the U.S. crossed 1,000 on Wednesday, the same day adjacent San Mateo County’s total rose to five.

As testing becomes more widespread, the upward trend in the number of people infected with the potentially deadly virus is expected to continue. As of Tuesday, the state had conducted 66,800 tests but 48,600 results were still pending. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state has a shipment of 150,000 more test kits on the way.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Health

      

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