Benchmarks to watch
- Over the past two weeks, San Francisco County has recorded 848 new cases, passing the governor’s metric for disease transmission.
- The number of hospitalizations has been steady. There are now 88 patients with a confirmed or suspected case.
- The county satisfies state standards for available ICU beds and ventilators.
The latest trends
Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.
Over the past week, the county has averaged 77 new cases and 0 new deaths per day. The number of confirmed infections is currently doubling every 40.7 days.
State and local officials are closely watching the latest figures as they weigh when and how to reopen. One metric is whether counties have kept the number of new cases reported over the last 14 days to less than 100 per 100,000 residents.
San Francisco County currently passes that test. Over the last two weeks, officials have confirmed 848 new cases, which amounts to 97 per 100,000.
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Mapping the cases
Cases have been reported in 27 of San Francisco County's ZIP Codes.
Explore the latest data statewide by visiting our comprehensive dashboard.
Hospitals and patients
Lockdown measures aim to slow the virus in hope of preventing hospitals from being overrun. To keep tabs on capacity, officials watch out for rapid increases in the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients. The state asks counties with more than 20 patients to keep recent increases under 10%.
Currently, 10 of the state's 58 counties fail the test. San Francisco County meets the standard.
There are now 73 patients admitted to county hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19, according to the latest figures from the state. Of those, 25 are in an intensive-care unit.
Nursing homes have become a tragic focal point of the coronavirus outbreak. California's Department of Public Health has listed 18 skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities in San Francisco County that currently have COVID-19 cases.
The state last updated the list on July 8. Officials withhold the precise number where there are 10 or fewer cases. The numbers reflect cumulative counts.
Learn more about those we've lost by reading Times obituaries of Californians who have died from coronavirus.
Reopenings and restrictions
County order: Shelter in place order until further notice
Face coverings: Following statewide order which requires people to wear face coverings in public place and at essential businesses
Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open
Retail: Retailers reopened with modifications
Restaurants: Restaurants reopened outside and delivery/takeout only
Bars: Bars, wineries and breweries closed
Lifestyle: Drive-in movie theaters, golf courses, landscape gardening, car washes, pet grooming and professional sports without audiences reopened
Parks: Most county parks and trails reopened
Beaches: Open with modifications
Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only
Government: Open only for essential functions
Houses of worship: No guidance provided yet
Gatherings: Indoor gatherings only with members of your household. Outdoor gatherings are allowed with no more than 12 people for a special gathering (celebrations or ceremonies) and 6 for a meal gathering