What are the latest developments?
California is still seeing a full opening on June 15 due to rising vaccination levels and declining coronavirus cases. An alarming quarter high tide in Oregon and Washington – likely caused by a refusal to behave protectively, such as wearing masks in those states – raises the question of whether California could be put at risk. Meanwhile, India’s growing coronavirus crisis has prompted the Biden administration to issue travel restrictions for incoming passengers from the country, which will take effect next week. Health experts in the Gulf region are skeptical about the effectiveness of such “travel bans”
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Newly reported affairs and death cases in the bay area during the day
Newly reported affairs and death cases in California, during the day
The average follow-up average is the average number of cases or deaths reported each day for a week ending that day. It is used to report daily reporting deviations and large one-off changes in the daily census, such as April 20, when nearly 1,500 cases were reported in Los Angeles County as a result of a laboratory clearing a large backlog. Some counties do not provide daily updates, which, combined with daily variations in the number of tests given, can lead to arbitrarily higher or lower values for daily reported cases.
How many people are hospitalized?
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in California remains at or below all time. As of Sunday, there were just over 1,600 COVID patients in California hospitals, up from nearly 22,000 in early January. In the Gulf region, the total number remains less than 300. The number of intensive care patients across the country is less than 400, with only about 65 of those reported in the Gulf region.
Due to limited testing capacity, not all hospitalized patients with symptoms of COVID-19 were tested. Although not all suspected cases will eventually test positive, including these patients may provide a more comprehensive picture of hospital requirements. Even with suspicious cases included, hospitals have not seen an increase in virus-related patients, as feared.
Where are the districts of the bay reopening?
All nine Gulf counties remain in their current order when state assessment data were released last week. Solano is still in the second most restrictive red layer, while the other eight are in orange. The orange layer has the second least restrictions and allows for increased indoor capacity, outdoor bars without food service and a limited audience for live outdoor performances. Both Marin and San Francisco report frequency of cases and positivity within the yellow level thresholds and could possibly move to the most restrictive level this week. The planned system should be withdrawn on June 15 if the transmission rate remains low, as most companies are returning to pre-pandemic operations. Recheck the tracker opening to see what is allowed in each layer and each district.
What are the current trends in the Gulf region?
The average number of new coronavirus cases reported daily in the Gulf region for the week ended May 2 was 345, a decrease of more than 13% over the previous week. This followed a 20% drop in the previous week. Previously, the cases had remained at the level or increased for three consecutive weeks. In the first week of 2021, 4,500 cases were reported every day. The current rate is down more than 92% since the beginning of the year. The average number of new cases in April was 448, a decrease of 9% compared to March and 87% compared to January. The number of virus-related deaths reported in the Gulf region for the week ending May 2 was 81, an increase of 15 from the previous week.
What is the state of testing in California?
The percentage of tests that tested positive remained below 1% for the week ending May 2, despite minimal increases for four consecutive days, according to data released by the California Department of Public Health. The percentage was 0.7% on April 29, but returned to 0.9% on May 2. According to Johns Hopkins University, California (0.91%) has the second lowest positive rate in the United States, behind New Jersey (0.74%). Meanwhile, 25 countries are still above the 5% recommended by the World Health Organization for reopening, up from 23 countries last week. Idaho (21.4%), Iowa (17%), Kansas (13.8%), Alabama (11%) and Mississippi (10.7%) remain in double digits. The average value for the country is around 4%. California used 8% as a reopening target in its original plan and now uses a degree of positivity along with the frequency of cases (adjusted based on testing levels) to determine the level level. As more people are tested, a positive test rate gives a clearer picture of how many people carry the virus, including those without symptoms.
How does California compare to the rest of the nation?
As of May 1, the seven-day average for new cases in the United States has fallen below 50,000 for the first time since October 7. The average was over 70,000 only on April 16, before a steady decline began. In total, the United States has exceeded 32 million cases. In California, the average daily value of reported cases decreased by 5% for the week ended May 2, compared to the previous week. Daily cases are on average below 1800. The average for April is 2400 per day, which is a decrease of 25% compared to March and nearly 93% compared to January. The average number of covid-related deaths reported daily in California remains stable at 65. There are more than 3.2 million deaths worldwide, with more than 575,000 of those reported in U.S. global estimates being nearly 57% of the more than 153 million patients tested positive recovered.
The findings signal an earlier start of the outbreak in the United States
An autopsy report showing that the first COVID-19-related death occurred on Feb. 6 in Santa Clara County instead of Feb. 26 in Washington supports research showing that the outbreak began in the United States much more. earlier than we knew and before health officials began tracking data.
There have been reports of 300 cases in the Gulf region when on-site shelter orders were introduced on March 16th. But studies and disease models suggest that more than 10,000 people in the Gulf region may have been infected by then. This study, along with an earlier death identified in Santa Clara County, shows how far the United States lags behind in identifying the outbreak.
The data used here examines the spread of the virus and its potential limitation from the time when employees knew the virus had arrived in the United States. Although these data are limited and have shortcomings in the ability to provide a complete history of the virus, all health professionals have and emphasize the importance of increased testing to give a clearer picture of the current situation.
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About the data
Update: As of Sept. 28, the data driving the charts and maps in our Coronavirus Tracking Tool comes from a collaboration between journalists at The Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times.
The chronicle compiles an actual number of cases from several sources. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is updating its confirmed number of cases on your website. This is an extensive list that breaks down all cases and deaths in the United States. California Department of Public Health reports new cases in the country daily. Some counties in California have reported new cases as they are confirmed by testing. The tracking device may not match the number of cases from the California Department of Public Health due to 24-hour delays in reporting at the state level. Errors in data from state or county reporting agencies will be corrected as soon as possible and may lead to changes in total daily amounts.
The follower chronicle includes only cases of people who have tested positive for coronavirus – there are almost certainly many more cases among Californians who have not been tested. The maps show a cumulative number of cases and do not differentiate between people who have recovered and people who are actively ill.
Up to 20 people who tested positive for coronavirus while quarantined at Travis Air Force Base and were relocated to Northern California counties are not included on the California map. On March 12, the Chronicle changed the way some of these individuals were counted and removed 10 cases from the total number of counties. The change in the census is reflected in the total for the Gulf region as well as for some counties.