As state-wide data showed 90,000 people across California have tested positive for coronavirus, new confirmed infections in San Mateo and Contra Costa counties jumped significantly Saturday over recent daily averages, health officials reported.
While San Mateo had no new deaths Saturday, it saw 50 new cases, bringing its total number of confirmed infections to 1,833. During the previous seven days, the daily average was 30 new cases. The number of people recorded as dead from the virus in San Mateo County remained at 76.
Across Contra Costa County, total confirmed coronavirus deaths remained at 36 on Saturday, but 37 new cases were reported, compared to a daily average over the previous seven days of 23, bringing total confirmed cases to 1,296. San Pablo, Orinda and Bay Point had the highest per-capita case rates, with each reporting nearly 300 infections per 100,000 people, compared to a county-wide average of less than half that number.
In Santa Clara County, the 25 new confirmed cases Saturday was slightly higher than the daily average of about 20 over the previous seven days. One more person was confirmed to have died from coronavirus infection, bringing the county’s death toll to 139. Nearly 90% of the dead were reported to have suffered from underlying health conditions.
Alameda County saw two additional deaths attributed to the virus, bringing its toll to 92. The county reported 59 new cases, in line with the average of 58 per day over the previous seven days.
San Francisco County saw a significant drop in new cases Saturday, to 30 from the daily average of 42 over the previous seven days. No new deaths were recorded in the county, where the coronavirus toll remained at 40.
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Author: Ethan Baron