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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 31 new cases and no new deaths.

Twenty-nine cases were confirmed on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday this week. Five more were retroactively added with confirmation dates throughout March, April, and May, and three cases were retroactively removed, yielding a net total of gain of 31 cases compared to the dataset released yesterday.

At today’s Grand Rounds, Dr. George Rutherford, a UCSF professor of epidemiology, showed a new week to week slide on new cases. And yes, the numbers look good in San Francisco.

Source: UCSF

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Please note:

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.”

Michael Toren

Michael Toren is a reporter in San Francisco. He can be reached at

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  1. you’re kidding right. those numbers from UCSF do not look good. looks like cases are remaining at the same level for months. if we were down to 10 cases or less every day for the past 2 weeks than that would be good.
    there is no reason, we should be re-opening anything based on those numbers.
    and wait till the warm weather and protest numbers come in, in two weeks. city leaders are mistaken if they think that we are going to have schools resuming in mid month August with 30 to 50 cases every day. no way.
    meanwhile in New Zealand…

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