California Coronavirus Cases Climb, but the Pace of New Cases and Deaths Slow

Author: Martha Ross (of Bay Area News Group)

Date: 4/27/2020

Publication: Marin IJ


The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths continued to climb in California over the weekend, but the pace of the daily increase in new cases and deaths has slowed in the past few days, officials reported.


The total number of cases reached 43,621 as of Sunday evening, an increase of 1,091, or 2.4 percent, from the day before, according to data compiled by this news organization. But this number is lower than the 1274 new cases reported Saturday, and offers a relief to the surge of cases earlier in the week, when the state reported more than 2300 cases in a single day.


The number of deaths reached 1,715 over the weekend, with 84 new deaths reported Friday and 80 Saturday. There were 22 new reported deaths on Sunday, though that number is expected to rise with more counties updating their reports on Monday.


The state also reported that there were 3,324 patients in hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19, a 19 percent decline from the day before and a 12 percent decline over the week. The state also reported a decline in the number of patients in intensive-care units. As of Sunday, there were 1,184 patients occupying ICU beds, a 14-percent decline in new patients. A significant majority of those patients are in Los Angeles County.


Similarly, the number of COVID-19 cases continued to climb in the Bay Area over the weekend, but the pace of the increases has shown signs of slowing. Measured by multiple metrics, the increase in the number of reported coronavirus cases in the Bay Area appears to have slowed considerably in recent weeks.


As of April 26, the number of COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area totaled 7,343, not including the new cases being reported in several Bay Area counties this weekend, according to data compiled by this news organization.


That number was an increase of 17.9 percent from the 6,229 cases reported for the Bay Area as of April 18, the Bay Area News Group analysis shows.


As of April 25, the number of COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area totaled 7,343, not including the new cases being reported in several Bay Area counties this weekend, according to data compiled by this news organization.


That number was an increase of 17.9 percent from the 6,229 cases reported for the Bay Area as of April 18, the Bay Area News Group analysis shows.

Read the original publication here:

https://www.marinij.com/2020/04/27/california-coronavirus-cases-climb-but-the-pace-of-new-cases-and-deaths-slows/

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