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San Francisco COVID Cases & Latest Stats (Updated Daily)

Updated 12/9/20: Test positivity rates, death rates, ICU capacity and trends from the CDC and government sources
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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 12/9/20.

Related: All 18 Free COVID Test Sites in San Francisco – Updated 12/9/20

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

ICU Bed % Available as of December 9, 2020

  • Bay Area – 20.9% (down from 24.1%) For regions under 15%, the Regional Stay Home Order goes into effect Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
  • Counites who have already “opted-in” to lockdown: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Clara
  • Counties affected by above 15% ICU Capacity trigger: Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma

What Tier is San Francisco In?

California has not updated their tiers since 12/1/20 – 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 – 7.2 – Purple Tier (7.0+ adjusted daily new cases per 100k)
Test Positivity – 2.2 – Orange Tier (More than 2.0% positive tests)
– as of most recent state numbers last updated 12/8/20

  • 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 – 18.6 
  • California – 51.2 
  • United States – 86.9

Key Public Health Indicators

Hospital System

  • Rate of Weekly Change in COVID Positive Hospitalizations – 38% – Level 4: High Alert (down from 41%)
  • 7-day Average Percentage of Acute Care Beds Available – 23% – Level 1: Meeting Target (down from 28%)
  • 7-day Average Percentage of ICU Beds Available – 32% – Level 1: Meeting Target (down from 33%)
  • Total Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations Patient Count – 123 (No target set) – up from 117


  • Average New Cases per Day per 100,000 Residents – 18.7 – Level 4: High Alert (up from 14.7)


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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