COVID: Surge In Cases Creates High Demand, Longer Lines At Test Sites In San FranciscoWith COVID cases spiking due to the new Delta variant more people want to know if they are sick. Health officials are keeping close watch on access to testing in San Francisco.
COVID: Spike In Cases Triggers More Demand For Testing, Longer Wait TimesAs COVID cases spike, more people are realizing they need to get tested. In fact, every Bay Area County Health Department is seeing a significantly higher demand for testing and officials don't want community test sites to become overwhelmed.
COVID: High Vaccination Rate May Prevent Post-Holiday Spike Of Contagious Delta VariantHealth experts believe the state's high vaccination rate will protect Californians from a surge that we saw after last Fourth of July when cases and deaths spiked dramatically.
COVID: Modest Post-Fourth Of July Surge Likely Due To Travel, GatheringsPublic health officials say increased travel and social gathering over the 4th of July holiday will likely lead to a modest uptick in COVID-19 cases, but not more hospitalizations.
COVID: Bay Area Expert Says Michigan's Surge From UK Variant Not Likely In CaliforniaAs the highly transmissible UK variant drives a spike in COVID cases in several states, particularly Michigan, one expert in California believes the Golden State may not see the same surge.
COVID Reopening: Risk Of Setting Off Another Surge Has Business Owners, Nurses ConcernedWith the stay-at-home order rescinded, some are wondering if it is too soon and whether a slide back into rising COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations is inevitable.
COVID MUTATION: Surges, Community Infections Driving Potentially Dangerous Variants Of CoronavirusPublic health specialists are raising a red flag about a strain of the coronavirus now circulating in the Bay Area and California.
Coronavirus Surge: Zuckerberg SF General At 'Level Red' As COVID Patient Numbers Reach Record LevelsAs of Monday, 63 COVID-19 patients are inside Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, 13 of those in the critical care unit. These new numbers have pushed the hospital to ‘surge level red.'
COVID Surge: Sonoma County Prepares For Worst With 'Mobile Morgue' TrailerAs deaths from COVID-19 have hit a new record of 4,000 a day in the United States Friday, Sonoma County is preparing for a possible increase in coronavirus casualties.
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: Post-Holiday Surge Strains Hospitals As Protracted Stay-At-Home Order Strains Bay Area BusinessesAs public health officials grapple with a post-holiday surge in coronavirus cases, regional stay-at-home orders for the Bay Area will remain in place indefinitely until the strain on the healthcare system is relieved.
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: Beleaguered Health Care Officials Beg Californians ‘Don’t Share Your Air’There are many commonly used greetings this time of year -- 'Merry Christmas" "Happy Hanukkah" "Happy Kwanzaa" -- but in this year of COVID, health care officials have added another. "Don't Share Your Air"
COVID: San Mateo Co. Stays Open But Local Officials Urge Non-Residents To 'Stay Out'Local officials were trying to discourage people from other parts of the Bay Area from leaving their COVID restricted counties to take advantage of the fact that San Mateo County is still open for business.
COVID: Vallejo City Hall Closed To Public Due To Surge In Coronavirus CasesThe city of Vallejo is closing City Hall to the public due to the surge in coronavirus cases, effective December 15.