With the continuous decline in hospitalizations for the coronavirus in California, counties reported more than 13,000 new cases on Monday. This is a significant increase as they begin to process thousands of laboratories that have been backlogged in the state reporting system for more than a week report.
The new cases led to an average increase of 700 cases per day in the state for seven days to 7,612. In the next few days, this situation may continue to rise as states resolve through a large number of cases dating back to late July or even earlier.
Most of the new cases are clustered in Southern California, and counties such as Los Angeles, Riverside and Sacramento each reported more than 1
In the Bay Area, Santa Clara County reported 740 new infections on Monday, a significant increase from the average of 189 reported last week, which was received in the state’s latest data dump. The health department said in a statement that some positive cases were initially recorded on July 8, but most of them occurred within the past week.
California Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mark Ghaly said on Friday that the state will update its system to reflect laboratory reports lost over the weekend, and counties will increase thereafter. Since then, Governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom) ordered an investigation into the series of events that led to the backlog.
At the same time, states reported 94 new deaths across the state on Monday, an increase from the 65 deaths reported on Sunday, when many counties did not update their data dashboards. Since hitting a low of 57 points in early July, the seven-day average death toll has more than doubled, reaching 137 points on Monday.
Most of the deaths on Monday were concentrated in Southern California, where 21 people died in Riverside County and another 19 people died in Los Angeles. On Monday, in the Bay Area, health officials reported three deaths in Marin County, and one death each in Solano and Napa County last weekend.
However, although the death toll has risen, the number of hospitalizations in California has dropped sharply in the past few weeks, and the San Francisco area and the Bay Area of Alameda County have decreased significantly. As of Monday, only 5,596 people have been hospitalized for COVID-19 across the state, which is lower than the peak of 7,170 on July 21, which is the largest peak since the pandemic began. A total of 693 coronavirus patients were admitted to the hospital in the entire 10-county bay area. In the past week, Alameda and San Francisco have reduced COVID-19 patients by approximately 17% and 26%, respectively.