A glimmer of hope in the bay region: new cases of coronavirus slow down


Three weeks of on-site shelter has significantly reduced the impact of the coronavirus in the Bay Area, where the number of new infections is already slowing even as federal authorities warn that other parts of the country may be aware of their worst weeks.

The number of cases continues to increase in the Bay Area, where nearly 3,800 people have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. But they are climbing much slower than they were even a week ago.

In San Francisco, the public health department reported slightly fewer new cases last week than the week before, and although this may be due to fluctuations in tests and notifications, it is still a surprising change from last month’s steady upward trend.

“At this point it seems to be the start of a flattening trend. This is beyond doubt for some counties, “said Travis Porco, a UCSF biostatistician who has tracked several data points to track the progress of the Bay Area epidemic. “I am definitely optimistic and careful.”

The pandemic is exploding in the United States, which has reported nearly 360,000 cases, more than double any other country. Over 10,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States


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