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Coronavirus: Southern California continues to lead state in new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus: Southern California continues to lead state in
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California’s trends in tracking the novel coronavirus showed familiar patterns over the weekend, with the majority of new cases coming from Southern California, according to this news organization’s data.

Los Angeles County again led the way with 2,722 new positive results Saturday for a total of 153,014 cases since the pandemic began earlier this year. Orange County reported 702 new cases and San Diego County had 625 new positive results.

California counties reported 6,836 cases and 91 deaths on Saturday for a total of 378,778 cases and 7,690 COVID-19 fatalities. While the number of new cases shows a dramatic drop from Friday’s data — 9,427 cases and 122 deaths were logged that day — not all state counties, including Riverside County, update figures over the weekend.

Although the population centers of Southern California have been hit hard by COVID-19, the rest of the state is not immune from the outbreak. Thirty of the state’s 58 counties have been placed on the Department of Public Health’s watchlist. Those counties could face delays in reopening plans if their numbers do not decrease.

Los Angeles County also recorded the most new deaths — 37, for a total of 4,084. Orange County had 25 new deaths whereas San Bernardino County reported 13 more fatalities because of the coronavirus.

The Bay Area has recorded a total of 33,617 cases in its six counties and 633 deaths.

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On Saturday, Alameda County led the region with 252 new cases. It also recorded one death for a total of 9,110 cases and 162 fatalities. Alameda’s seven-day daily case average is almost 198.

Contra Costa County reported 169 new cases and two deaths for a total of 5,338 cases and 98 deaths. It has a seven-day average of 133.29 daily cases. Santa Clara County also reported 169 new cases but no new deaths. It has recorded 7,300 cases and 177 deaths with a seven-day average of 188.14 in daily cases.

San Francisco reported 141 new cases and no fatalities for a total of 5,116 cases and 52 deaths. San Mateo County, the only Bay Area county not on the state’s watchlist, had 63 new cases for a total of 4,465 cases and 114 deaths.

Marin public health officials reported 39 new cases as of Sunday morning for a total of  2,127 positive results. The county did not list updated figures for deaths, which stands at a total of 30.

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