Mon. Jun 1st, 2020

After A Respite From Coronavirus Infections, Bay Area Sees Spike On Tuesday

Nine Bay Area counties recorded zero deaths from COVID-19 for two consecutive days on Sunday and Monday — the first time since March that has happened — but health experts warn that the plateau may just be a blip as the numbers soared  again on Tuesday.

San Mateo County reported nine additional deaths,Alameda County recorded three and Santa Clara County two more before 3 p.m. The 14 new deaths pushed the Bay Area total past 400 with several counties not yet reporting for the day.

The Bay Area has averaged five to seven deaths a day in May, and was averaging about nine a day at the peak of the outbreak in mid April. Prior to Tuesday, there was only one double-digit total in the past two weeks.

“Two days is too short of a period of time to define it as a trend,” said John Swartzberg, a UC Berkeley infectious disease expert.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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