Two coronavirus deaths reported in SF as confirmed cases climb to 223

Two coronavirus deaths reported in SF as confirmed cases climb to 223

Two people have died in San Francisco due to coronavirus and a total of 223 people have been confirmed positive for the virus as of Thursday morning, according The City’s Department of Public Health.

The figures represent a jump from Wednesday, when officials reported 178 cases and only one death.

City officials reported the first death of a San Francisco resident on Tuesday. They gave few details but said the man was in his 40s and suffered from multiple underlying health conditions.

No such details have been released for the latest death as of Thursday morning.

San Francisco has the second highest number of cases in the Bay Area after Santa Clara County, which was reporting 459 cases and 17 deaths as of Thursday morning. San Mateo County came in third at 195 cases and five deaths.

Statewide, officials are reporting 2,535 cases and 53 deaths as of Thursday morning. However, limited supplies of tests and delays in getting results have so far hindered state efforts to effectively track the disease and Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that there are large numbers of tests still pending results.

City officials are scrambling to add hospital beds in advance of an expected surge of cases in coming weeks, and Mayor London Breed on Wednesday said as many as 5000 more hospital beds and 1,500 more ventilators could be needed.

City workers at the front lines are also beginning to fall ill. Officials on Wednesday announce that a Muni operator, three Sheriff’s deputies and a cadet and second police officer had all tested positive for the coronavirus, while another 25 police officers were being told to stay under quarantine.

Bay Area NewsCoronavirussan francisco news

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at

Just Posted

The most dangerous behaviors by drivers include failing to yield right-of-way at crosswalks, unsafe speeding and failing to stop at red lights or stop signs. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite, which supplies water to San Francisco, is among the concerns of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which is undergoing a change of leadership. <ins>(Courtesy SFPUC)</ins>
Changes at SFPUC spark concern, hope

Will agency’s new commissioner continue to support Big Ag?

A screenshot from SFPD body worn camera
New videos show police shooting man armed with knife, frying pan

Police say Antonio Estrada set fire to apartment building before shooting

Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the Department of Public Health, said he expected San Francisco to enter the purple tier within days.
Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner
SF still in the red but expects move into purple tier ‘some time soon’

Four more counties moved into highest COVID-19 risk category by state

Most Read