SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Six San Francisco residents, three men and three women, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the city to eight. In the South Bay, 8 new cases were reported by health officials Saturday afternoon.

All six are isolated at home and are in good condition, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health

“These newly-confirmed cases are an indication of the increasing circulation of coronavirus in the community, as expected, given the patterns in our state, region and our own city,” said Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Health.

Of the three women and three men, two are in their 20s, three in their 40s and one in the 50s. All six have had known contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient, health officials said.

The Department of Public Health is working with the patients and their families to monitor their health and precautions are being taken to protect their health and the health of the public, health officials said.

“San Franciscans should remain calm and take appropriate steps for heightened precautions,” Colfax said.

The news underscores the need for residents to follow recommendations for social distancing, to reduce the spread of the virus and protect community health.

Starting Monday, the Department of Public Health will post confirmed cases on their website, updated daily, at:

http://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Eight new cases of COVID-19 were reported Saturday afternoon by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.

That brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Santa Clara County to 32, the public health department said in a tweet.

“It’s not unexpected to have more cases,” the tweet said.

No further details were immediately available late Saturday afternoon.

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