The latest trends
Today, the county tallied 8 new cases and 0 deaths.
Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.
So far, 1 out of every 18 people in the county has tested positive. Over the past week, the county has averaged 9 new cases and 0 new deaths per day. The county does not provide a tally of how many people have recovered from COVID-19.
State and local officials are closely watching the latest figures as they weigh when and how to reopen. Over the last seven days, officials have reported 65 new cases, which amounts to 8 per 100,000 residents.
So far, 71.3% of San Mateo County residents have received at least one dose and 63.1% are fully vaccinated.
To date, 996,756 vaccines have been administered. Over the last seven days, an average of 1,585 doses per day have been given out.
State data show roughly 74% of the county’s seniors have received at least a single shot, or 115,267 people.
The race of about 15.1% of people who have been vaccinated is unknown, leading to an undercount of the totals below. Regardless, the tallies offer the best available view of racial disparities.
Hospitals and patients
There are now 6 patients admitted to county hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19, a change of -14.3% from two weeks ago. Of those, 2 are in an intensive care unit. More information about the strain placed on local hospitals can be found on The Times’s hospital tracker.
Shutdown orders have closed businesses and put thousands out of work. As parts of the economy reopen, some people have regained employment, though many remain jobless. The unemployment rate in San Mateo County is 5.8%, lower than the state average.