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San Francisco COVID Cases & Latest Stats (Updated Daily)

Updated 12/1/20: Test positivity rates, death rates, hospital capacity and trends from the CDC and government sources
By - posted 12/1/2020 No Comment

Here’s the latest COVID stats provided by the City of San Francisco. Please note that often there is a two or three day lag for statistics. And please note that some sources have some conflicting data. Last checked on 12/1/20.

Related: All 12 Free COVID Test Sites in San Francisco – Updated 11/16/20

Data Sources
– San Francisco – data.sfgov.org
– California – covid19.ca.gov, cdc.gov
– United States – cdc.gov

What Tier is San Francisco In?

Technically, San Francisco should be in Red Tier, but has been manually placed in Purple – Widespread Tier “due to increasing trend”

Adjusted case rate per 100,000 – 6.9 – Red Tier (4.0-7.0 adjusted daily new cases per 100k)
Test Positivity – 1.8 – Yellow Tier (Less than 2.0% positive tests)

  • If a county’s case rate and positivity rate fall into different tiers, the county remains in the stricter tier.
  • Please note the stats the state uses in the above numbers may differ from those below and may be based on lagging data.

Source data – Tiers, Underlying data

Comparing San Francisco to State & Country

COIVD Test Positivity Rate

Total Deaths per 100k Population
source data

  • San Francisco – 18.1 
  • California – 48.6 
  • United States – 81.4 

Key Public Health Indicators

Hospital System

  • Rate of Weekly Change in COVID Positive Hospitalizations – 58% – Level 4: High Alert (down from 63%)
  • 7-day Average Percentage of Acute Care Beds Available – 33% – Level 1: Meeting Target (up from 28%)
  • 7-day Average Percentage of ICU Beds Available – 33% – Level 1: Meeting Target (up from 31%)
  • Total Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations Patient Count – 91 (No target set) – up from 73


  • Average New Cases per Day per 100,000 Residents – 16.0 – Level 4: High Alert (up from 15.7)


COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

More Statistics

  • Population Characteristics – Information on demographics and transmission category for cases and deaths associated with COVID-19.
  • Maps of COVID-19 Cases – Maps showing confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and rate of cases by population size in San Francisco by neighborhood and Census tract.
  • Laboratory TestingThe daily number of COVID-19 tests reported to SFDPH and the proportion of positive test results.
  • HospitalizationsThe number of hospitalized patients in San Francisco who either have confirmed COVID-19 or are awaiting test results.
  • Hospital CapacityA snapshot of bed capacity across all San Francisco acute care hospitals.
  • COVID-19 in SROsNew cases confirmed per day and the cumulative number of positive cases and deaths over time for residents of Single Room Occupancy (SRO) buildings.
  • COVID-19 in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) – New cases confirmed per day and the cumulative number of positive cases and deaths over time for residents of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs).
  • Complete county-by-county data for tier assignments

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