Bay Area COVID cases, hospitalizations are increasing. How high do they go?

Coronavirus infections and hospitalizations are happening again in the Bay Area, as public health officials believe the sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

San Francisco now ranks second in California with the highest infection rate, with an average of 40 new cases per 100,000 residents, near Santa Cruz County, 43 per 100,000, according to state data released Friday.

Both counties reported 3 daily incidents per 100,000 a month ago.

“I was amazed that he was rising so much,” the doctor said. George Rutherford, Infectious Diseases Expert, UCSF.

The counties of San Francisco, Santa Clara, Marine, and San Mateo, as well as Santa Cruz – the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – rated the COVID community’s participation as “average” on Friday. The calculation is based on the number of patients and hospitalizations. At this level, the agency recommends that dangerous people use masks again in public places.

All nine counties in the Bay Area, as well as the Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta and almost the entire coast of California, are classified as “high” by the CDC community, according to separate CDC metrics.

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