COVID-19 CASES IN BAY AREA MANAGEABLE, BUT STILL EARLY : BAY AREA HOSPITALS
NPR : KEVIN STARK
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in California has nearly quadrupled in the past week, from 565 last Monday to more than 2,300, according to the latest counts from California health departments. Health officials in San Francisco say the number of patients infected with COVID-19 will only escalate over the next two weeks.
“I am sad to have to say that the worst is yet to come,” said Grant Colfax, the city’s public health chief, at a press conference Monday afternoon. "Every community where the virus has taken hold has seen a surge in coronavirus patients who need to be hospitalized. We expect that to happen in San Francisco in a week or two, or perhaps less."
San Francisco’s major hospitals have logged a steady rise in the number of patients with COVID-19, but they have — so far — been spared the sudden surge of cases that have overwhelmed emergency rooms in states like New York.