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Winter coronavirus surge continues to slow as Bay Area adds new cases

Winter coronavirus surge continues to slow as Bay Area adds new cases

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A day after California surpassed 40,000 total cases of COVID-19, the trend of new infections and hospitalizations continued to slow across the state as public health officials see the winter surge drawing down.

In the Bay Area on Saturday, officials reported 1,745 new cases of the coronavirus and 98 new deaths, almost exactly a year after the deadly disease was first detected in California. Now, one in every 1,000 state residents has died from the virus.

Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous with a quarter of the state’s nearly 40 million residents, has more than 40 percent of California’s virus deaths. In November, the daily number of Latino deaths was 3.5 per 100,000 residents. It’s now 40 deaths per 100,000, an increase of more than 1,100 percent.

In the Bay Area, the numbers are grim too.

In San Mateo County, 277 new cases and 26 new deaths were reported — the third most ever. The total number of cases in the county stands at 35,235 and 382 people have died from the virus.

In San Francisco, nine people were reported dead from the virus while 140 people were infected, bringing the total to 30,814 cases and 317 deaths.

Contra Costa County reported 56,575 total cases of the virus and 528 deaths. On Saturday, officials reported 323 new cases and 3 new deaths.

Alameda County officials said 518 new cases of the virus were reported and 22 people died, bringing the total to 73,115 cases and 959 deaths.

Santa Clara County reported 766 new cases and 30 new deaths from the virus for a total of 100,468 cases and 1,344 deaths. The county surpassed the 100,000 milestone on Friday.

And in the four-county North Bay — encompassing Marin, Sonoma, Solano and Napa counties — 62,816 people in total have been infected with the virus, including 487 new cases recorded Saturday. A total of 608 people have died from the virus in the North Bay, eight of whom were reported dead Saturday.

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