Tracking COVID in Piedmont | Dec. 29

According to the most recent update from the Alameda County Office of Public Health on Dec. 29, total coronavirus cases in Piedmont as of today stood at 113, up from 108 on Dec. 26. (Twenty new cases were reported over the last week.)

According to the SF Chronicle on Tuesday, “Bay Area hospital capacity in intensive care units edged up to 10.4%, state data showed Tuesday, up from 9.5% a day earlier. The greater Sacramento region moved up to 19.1%, from 16.6%. The San Joaquin Valley and Southern California regions remained at zero percent capacity in ICU units. The Northern California region had 27.9% ICU availability and remains the only region not under the state’s regional stay-at-home order.”

On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a CNN interview that the surge has “gotten out of control in many respects,” adding that, when you get to the numbers we have right now, “it really is very, very difficult to do effective identification, isolation and contact tracing.”

Most important now he said, is for people who did travel over the holidays to not congregate among large numbers of people after they travel.

“That’s what we’re concerned about that in addition to the surge, we’re gonna have an increase superimposed on that surge, which could make January even worse than December,” Fauci said. “I hope not, I hope that doesn’t happen, but that certainly is possible.”

View the complete Alameda County Health dashboard HERE.

(Note: The county database is updated daily, but counts for a particular past date can change as records are adjusted, per a caveat on the county’s data dashboard.)


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