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San Francisco County coronavirus cases: Tracking the outbreak

San Francisco County coronavirus cases: Tracking the outbreak

188,451reported cases1,022deathsIn April, the California Department of Public Health began reporting new cases and tests on a . This page will update on Tuesdays and Fridays.Jump to a sectionGo to a section Over the past week, the county has averaged 58 new cases and 1 new death per day. On Thursday, 126 new cases and 4 deaths were reported.Seven-day averages offer a more stable view of the trend than daily totals.On Jan. 3, 2022, the state reported an of new cases due to a backlog . The entire bar may not appear on this chart.An people have recovered from COVID-19 or are no longer...

May 11, 2020
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Who gets the blame if California sees major new coronavirus outbreaks with reopening?

Who gets the blame if California sees major new coronavirus outbreaks with reopening?

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement The order from Orange County’s health officer was simple and far from radical: Residents should wear cloth face coverings while in a public place, at work or visiting a business to protect against the spread of coronavirus.But almost immediately, Dr. Nichole Quick faced a fierce backlash from residents and some elected officials, who questioned the need for masks. People came to a Board of Supervisors meeting carrying a poster with Quick’s photo on it with a Hitler on her face and swastikas. Then, she got a death threat, and required...

June 10, 2020
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California lessons from the 1918 pandemic: San Francisco dithered; Los Angeles acted and saved lives

California lessons from the 1918 pandemic: San Francisco dithered; Los Angeles acted and saved lives

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | The big, striving city on the south coast moved fairly quickly at the first signs of danger — shutting down bars, pool halls, sporting events and more. Its rival to the north waited at least a week longer to order closures, as its leaders went mask-happy, betting that their best weapon against the onrushing contagion was face coverings, and going slow on what is now referred to as “social distancing.”The two great cities charted their disparate paths in the months that followed, straining — amid rudimentary science and massive public pressure — to...

April 19, 2020
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Firefighter killed battling wildfire, bringing California death toll to 26

Firefighter killed battling wildfire, bringing California death toll to 26

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement The death toll from California’s unprecedented 2020 firestorms rose to 26 after officials announced the death of a firefighter battling the El Dorado fire in San Bernardino County, a blaze sparked by a pyrotechnics from a gender-reveal party.Few details were immediately available about the death Thursday, and the firefighter’s name had not been released. On Friday, residents in the San Bernardino Mountains in respect as the fallen firefighter was escorted from the fire zone.“Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and...

September 18, 2020
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Coronavirus surge slowing in California, but don't expect a repeat of reopening fever

Coronavirus surge slowing in California, but don't expect a repeat of reopening fever

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement There are growing glimmers of hope that California’s surge in coronavirus cases could be peaking — but don’t expect the pandemic-shattered economy to share much of this progress in the short term.A Los Angeles Times analysis found that its first weekly reduction in new confirmed coronavirus cases for the first time in 12 weeks. For the seven-day period that ended Sunday, California reported 59,697 new coronavirus cases, a drop of 9% from the previous week of 65,634 cases, which was a pandemic record.If the trends continue, it would...

August 4, 2020
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California desperate for signs of turnaround after stunning coronavirus setbacks

California desperate for signs of turnaround after stunning coronavirus setbacks

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement Hospitals filling up. Reopening of schools postponed. Battles over wearing masks in public intensifying. July has brought a month of grim with a state once seen as a model of prevention enduring a new surge in cases as the economy rapidly reopened. But will July end with more bad news or some tentative signs that the efforts to slow infections by closing down some businesses and institutions might be paying off?Health officials are anxious for more signs of the latter, especially amid indications that other hot-spot states may be...

July 27, 2020
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Chance of big San Andreas earthquake increased by Ridgecrest temblors, study suggests

Chance of big San Andreas earthquake increased by Ridgecrest temblors, study suggests

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement A new study suggests that last year’s Ridgecrest earthquakes increased the chance of a large earthquake on California’s San Andreas fault.The study, published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America on Monday, says there is now a 2.3% chance of an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 or greater in the next 12 months on a section of the 160-mile-long Garlock fault, which runs along the northern edge of the Mojave Desert. That increased likelihood, in turn, would cause there to be a 1.15% chance of a large earthquake on the San...

July 13, 2020
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California fails to protect Latino workers as coronavirus ravages communities of color

California fails to protect Latino workers as coronavirus ravages communities of color

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement Luis Chavarria and his brother are truck drivers based out of facilities in Compton and the Inland Empire. When his brother got COVID-19, Chavarria kept working — there were bills to pay and food to buy.The conditions for staying safe amid the pandemic are not ideal, Chavarria said, explaining that co-workers were not given protective equipment, and many did not wear masks because it made communicating with dispatchers difficult. No one wanted to talk about his brother’s hospitalization.“We do the best we can to protect ourselves,...

July 15, 2020
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Wearing masks might help you avoid major illness even if you get coronavirus, experts say

Wearing masks might help you avoid major illness even if you get coronavirus, experts say

This article was published more than 2 years agoCommentGift ShareAs health experts urge the public to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, they continue to get pushback. Among the arguments of skeptics: If masks can’t fully protect me against covid-19, what is the point of wearing them?Scientists’ counterargument is that masks can help reduce the severity of the disease caused by coronavirus even if you get infected.There’s now mounting evidence that silent spreaders are responsible for the majority of transmission of the coronavirus, making universal masking essential to...

July 28, 2020
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California's July 4 coronavirus warning: 'Assume everyone around you is infectious'

California's July 4 coronavirus warning: 'Assume everyone around you is infectious'

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement California is entering a perilous Fourth of July holiday weekend: Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are continuing to surge even as officials beg the public to avoid crowds and keep physical distancing in hopes of preventing more outbreaks that could overwhelm the state’s hospitals.Californians who hoped the Independence Day weekend would bring a return to some semblance of summer fun will instead find closed beaches, restaurants limited to outdoor service in most areas of the state and increased enforcement of the state’s order...

July 3, 2020
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