The San Francisco Department of Public Health provides daily updates each morning. We will do the same.
The most recent numbers from the Health Department show 59 newly announced confirmed cases, and no new deaths.
Of the 59 cases, the vast majority were added with confirmation dates of Wednesday and Thursday, with the remaining handful sprinkled over the past two weeks. Our data tracker continues for now to track the number of new cases on the dates the Health Department announced them, and not the dates on which the department said they were confirmed — which is usually when a patient’s test result came back positive.
No new hospitalization data was released today, so the most recent information we have is for Wednesday. (Hospitalization data is normally delayed two days.) We’ll see if the gap is filled-in tomorrow. But by and large, the hospitalization data has been looking good, with total number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized throughout the city showing a steady decline over the entire month of May.
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The embedded data tracker below will continue to be updated daily after this post is published.
For the number of confirmed cases each day, our tracker is tracking the date on which the Health Department announced new confirmed cases, not the date which the department said those cases were confirmed on.
There is a discrepancy between the total number of positive test results reported by the city and the total daily number of confirmed cases. The discrepancy comes from a delay in fully investigating positive test results. In doing so, health investigators find some duplicates and some are for people who live outside of the city, according to epidemiologists at the Department of Public Health. New cases are only added to the daily confirmed cases after an investigation is completed.
Also, there is also a discrepancy between the hospitalization data reported by the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and the county hospital data reported by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). This is because SFDPH receives data from one additional hospital, San Francisco VA Health Care System, that is not required to report to CDPH. “SFDPH statistics will trend higher as long as this hospital has patients admitted as either COVID-19 positive or suspected COVID-19 positive.”