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LAST July 30, 3:50 pm On Thursday the State of California reported 10,197 new cases of COVID-19 and 194 deaths.
In addition, Gov. Gavin Newsom reported a “stable” positive test rate of 7.5%.
“Your actions can literally save lives,” the governor tweeted. “Be smart. Do your part. WEAR A MASK.”
July 30, 12:15 p.m. The City of San Francisco is conducting a Latino-focused testing campaign, which, according to a press release, “will focus on culturally responsive security messages to increase awareness of orders and guidelines on as well as programs that support the community with food, housing, finance and mental health services. “
One of those programs, the Fund Recovery Right, would provide two weeks of pay replacement up to $ 1,285 for up to 1,500 COVID-19 positive San Francisco residents. Another program offers a smaller one-time fee to assist with grocery stores and other support services.
“Our Latino community has been greatly impacted by this pandemic, and we have been working closely with our community partners to ensure that resources and testing are accessible to those most in need, said Mayor Breed. “This new campaign will help us continue to spread the word in the community about what everyone can do to keep themselves and their families safe, healthy and supported.”
Members of the Latino community in San Francisco make up about half of all coronavirus cases in San Francisco, even though they are only 15% of the city’s population.
July 30, 11:10 am Dr Grant Colfax stated at a press conference Thursday that the city is exploring ways to enforce mask policies and other security precautions within the city, but has stopped short of promising to adopt a fine like other countries. of the Bay Area.
“We are exploring how we can increase enforcement particularly in situations where requirements that are very clear and we have repeatedly stressed are not being followed,” he said. “This will be mainly enforced in terms of follow-up with businesses and other crowdfunding situations. We are focusing on working with community stakeholders to [encourage] voluntary compliance but we are also looking to enforce as needed, especially in a big wave situation. “
July 30, 10:50 am At a virtual press conference Thursday, San Francisco Department of Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax and Cathering Supervisor Stefani announced a new hospital facility for low-income patients recovering from unrelated illness with COVID-19.
The new city-funded site at 1163 and 1167 Gorgas Avenue in the Presidio will serve to open hospital beds for COVID-19 patients. The facility will open for 20 patients to begin with, but will have the capacity for 93 patients.
“Demand for acute care and ICU grew at a rate of 15% per week during the month of July,” Stefani said. “This is a major concern.”
Colfax also noted the increase in COVID hospitals, adding that during the peak of April, 94 patients were hospitalized; that number dropped to 26 six weeks ago. Today, however, San Francisco has recorded a new peak in hospitals, with 107 patients. A quarter of those receiving intensive care.
“In just ten days, this month we went from 5,000 to 6,000 cases of COVID-19,” Colfax continued. “Let me be clear: We are in a huge increase in COVID-19. The virus is moving fast and more people are getting very sick.”
According to his current estimates, the city will see “more than 750 St. Franciscans hospitalized by mid-October,” and 600 deaths will be recorded.
July 30, 9:30 am The Santa Clara County Department of Health has confirmed its investigation of a coronavirus outbreak among several employees at a South Bay Costco store.
NBC Bay Area reports that up to nine employees at the store tested positive for the virus and safety precautions are being taken.
Costco was not immediately available for comment.
July 30, 8:50 am San Mateo County was added to the state patrol list on Wednesday, and now the nine Bay Area counties are on the list led by the Department of Public Health. California.
The county case rate over 14 days averaged 110.4 positive cases per 100,000 residents on Wednesday. The state threshold for inclusion in the monitoring list is the case rate of 100.
After being on the list for three days, countries are required to set up certain industries unless operations can be carried out outdoors and with leg collection.
The three-day clock began in San Mateo County on Wednesday, and county officials warned of additional restrictions that could take effect Saturday, Aug. 1. The following businesses must prepare to close or modify operations: gyms and fitness centers; places of worship and cultural ceremonies, such as weddings and funerals; offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors; personal care services, such as nail and body wax salons; Hair salons and hair shops; and purchasing establishments. Stores that offer tattoos, piercings, and electrolysis may not operate outdoors and should close.
July 30, 7:30 am California broke its record for the highest number of COVID-19-related deaths in one day this week.
The Department of Public Health reported 197 fatalities on Tuesday. This tragic number comes after the state saw a sharp rise in cases and hospitalization in July.
UC Berkeley professor John Swartzberg said the deaths we are seeing now are from cases discovered in early July.
“Deaths are going back after the number of new cases by almost a month,” Swartzberg said. “When we look at the rising death toll, that’s less than a barometer of how we’re doing today.”
Since the onset of the pandemic, there have been 8,715 COVID-19 deaths in California.
While deaths are on the rise, the rate of increase in new cases is slowing slightly. The average number of 7 days of new cases was 8,818 per day as of Tuesday, according to the CDPH. One week ago, the 7-day average was 9,420. California has 475,305 confirmed cases to date.
Swartzberg said the suggestion of a reduction in new cases is encouraging, but he thinks to call it a trend and says the reduction in cases should continue for another two weeks before we know if this is just a blip.
The state has created a watch list for counties that need extra monitoring due to increased virus transmission. There are currently 37 of the 58 counties on the list, representing about 93% of the state’s population.
In the Bay Area, all nine countries are now on the watch list. After dodging the list for another weeks, San Mateo County was added Wednesday.
See CDPH Member State Update COVID-19.
Coronavirus in the greater Bay Area: Links you need
COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
Alameda County: Find the latest COVID-19 numbers and order health.
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