Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations Derive From Thanksgiving Week InfectionsICU capacity in the Bay Area was down to 3.5% on Thursday. Public health officials said they expected the drop because they’ve now discovered that coronavirus infections follow a predictable timeline.
COVID Surge: Santa Clara County Officials Say Case Spike Is Stretching Health System To 'Breaking Point'Health officials in Santa Clara County painted a grim picture Wednesday of overwhelmed hospitals and staff fighting to save the lives of a growing number of arriving coronavirus patients struggling to breathe.
COVID: Bay Area Health Officials Bracing For Christmas, New Year's Surge In CasesCalifornia health officials are begging residents to stay home on New Year's Eve, warning it could be a matter of life of death.
COVID Surge: Coronavirus Spread Likely To Worsen Due To Holiday Travel And GatheringThe spread of COVID in California is likely to increase this week as people travel and gather for holidays like Christmas and New Year's Eve, the state's Health and Human Services secretary said Tuesday.
COVID Surge: Ghaly Says SoCal, San Joaquin Valley Regions To Remain Under Stay-At-Home OrderCalifornia Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Tuesday said that the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley hospital regions would remain under the current stay-at-home order as long as their ICU projections were under 15% capacity.
COVID Restrictions: San Mateo County Businesses Prepare For ShutdownDiners in Redwood City were getting their last meal out until further notice Thursday night as San Mateo County prepared to join the rest of the Bay Area for the COVID stay-at-home order starting at midnight.
COVID Surge: Bay Area ICU Capacity At Under 13%; Stay-At-Home Order To Go Into Effect For Entire RegionAccording to the California COVID-19 website, Bay Area ICU capacity dipped below 13% Wednesday, triggering a stay-at-home order for the entire region starting Thursday night.
COVID Surge: San Mateo County To Join Stay-At-Home Order Amid Record Cases, Rising HospitalizationsAs hospitals strain under surging COVID-19 cases, San Mateo County officials on Wednesday urged people to stay home for the holidays.
COVID Update: Dr. Colfax Warns San Francisco 'At A Crossroads;' Hundreds Could Die In Worst-Case ScenarioSan Francisco Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax on Wednesday warned that the city was entering the worst COVID-19 case surge to date and that as many as 1,500 residents could die by the spring if safety measures aren't followed.
COVID Restrictions: Sonoma County Officials Opt Against Early Shutdown OrderWhile much of the Bay Area is already under a COVID-19 stay-at-home order, some counties have chosen to follow looser restrictions. In Sonoma County, business owners are relieved they won't have to close just yet.
COVID Restrictions: Health Officer Says Solano County Likely To Be Under Stay-At-Home Order SoonThe health officer for Solano County on Tuesday said the county is likely to find itself under the statewide stay-at-home order in the next two weeks due to rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations throughout the Bay Area.