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Coronavirus: Deaths dip in California, but not Bay Area

Counties around California reported dramatically less deaths Tuesday than 7 days earlier, decreasing the state’s everyday average for the past week to its lowest point in months. The Bay Area, however, saw no such progress.There were another 81

deaths from COVID-19 reported statewide, consisting of 18 in the Bay Location, according to data put together by this wire service. That implies, for the first time considering that the week that ended July 6, there were less than 500 deaths from COVID-19 in California over the previous week; the 470 total, or about 67 daily, had to do with 20% fewer than 2 weeks ago.The sharp decline in deaths Tuesday followed weeks of little movement in the range of infection cases reported each day. On Tuesday, after another 2,657 cases were reported around the state, the average of about 3,180 daily had in fact decreased about 11% in two weeks, compared to nearly 20% in each of the 2 previous two-week durations.

“That number of cases daily will definitely challenge our counties capability and our statewide ability to do the very best illness assessment and contact tracing,” Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary of Health and Human Solutions, said in a virtual upgrade Tuesday. “Although there is some encouragement here, there is work to do.”

In the Bay Area, which had a little exceeded the state’s plateau in cases, the deaths reported Tuesday were spread amongst 6 counties; it was the most significant single-day tally of deaths in the region in 2 weeks, since Sept. 23.

Contra Costa County reported 5 brand-new deaths, followed by 4 in Marin County, 3 in San Francisco, and 2 each in Alameda, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties.An overall of 83

deaths were reported in the Bay Location over the past week, or approximately about 12 every day. That involves as numerous as there were 2 weeks ago however still 20% fewer than a month ago.After Tuesday,

the area’s death toll stood at 1,599, led by 427 in Alameda County. There have been 345 deaths reported in Santa Clara County, 218 in Contra Costa, 154 in San Mateo, 123 in Marin (including San Quentin State Prison), 122 in Sonoma and 111 in San Francisco; no other jurisdiction in the area reaches triple digits.On a per-capita

basis, no county in the core Bay Area has really reported less deaths than San Francisco(which also declares the most affordable death rate of all substantial cities in the U.S.). Santa Clara, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Solano counties likewise rank amongst the bottom half of California’s counties in deaths per-capita. No county in the area has actually reported less cases per-capita than Santa Clara, despite the reality that it has reported the most overall. The largest share of the statewide death toll can be found in Los Angeles County, where there were 27 casualties reported Tuesday to raise its cumulative total to 6,681– about 41%of the 16,260 reported to date in the state. For comparison, the Bay Location represents about 20%of California’s population vs. LA’s 25%share, but about 10 %of the total deaths.Just just recently, however, the Bay Location’s share of the deaths has been more in line with its population.Over the previous week, about 17.5%of the deaths statewide have in fact occurred in the Bay Location; on Tuesday, the share was 22%. Nationwide, the death toll crossed 210,000 on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. Less than 8%of those have been offered in California, lower than its 12 %share of the population, regardless of the state leading the nation in cases.The 838,000-plus cases in California represent about 11% of the 7.5 million comprehended cases in the U.S., which has in fact reported more cases and deaths from COVID-19 than any other country worldwide.

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