San Francisco Confirms 38 New COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths


On Saturday, the San Francisco Department of Health gave an update on the latest cases of coronavirus.

In the last 24 hours, there were 38 new positive COVID-19 cases in San Francisco County, with no new fatalities.

There have been a total of 1891 cases of the novel virus, with at least 33 deaths.

As of May 7th, the city has reported 75 coronavirus hospitalizations, according to Mission Local. 28 of those hospitalized are reportedly in the intensive care unit.

Earlier this week, Mayor London Breed announced some businesses would be able to begin opening up with curbside pickup beginning as soon as May 18th.

“As long as SF continues progress reducing the spread of Covid-19, we anticipate allowing some businesses to resume operations with storefront pickup as soon as May 18th. Retailers like bookstores, florists, & music stores will be the first allowed to operate storefront pickup,” Breed tweeted.

Despite the renewed optimism, Breed also noted the need to stay vigilant monitoring the outbreak.

“We prepared for a surge that hit other cities throughout the world, but thankfully San Franciscans took the Stay Home order seriously from the beginning,” Breed said.

“But we're not out of the woods yet and we'll need to continue to adapt as this pandemic evolves.”