COVID-19 cases and deaths

COVID-19 cases and deaths in San Francisco, including new cases and cumulative totals.

New cases

We track the number of new cases to show how quickly the virus is spreading.

The 7-day rolling average shows the trend in new cases. We calculate the rolling average by averaging the new cases for a particular day with the prior 6 days.

Recent data are less reliable as test and case data are still being validated. We do not calculate the rolling average for less reliable data.

Data notes and sources

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Case information is based on confirmed positive laboratory tests reported to the City.

Cases are shown on the date the positive test was collected.

It takes time to process and confirm these data. Because of this:

  • cases and deaths data lag by several days

  • daily case totals on previous days may increase or decrease

All data update daily as more information becomes available. Learn more about the update process.

Deaths by month

COVID-19 deaths are shown below. Deaths are shown on the date the individual died.

Data notes and sources

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COVID-19 deaths are suspected to be associated with COVID-19. This means COVID-19 is listed as a cause of death or significant condition on the death certificate.

Deaths may be reported by:

  • Healthcare providers

  • The California Department of Public Health Vital Records

  • Case investigation or outbreak investigation

  • The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

It takes time to process these data. Because of this:

  • data is lagged by several days

  • monthly death totals for previous months may increase or decrease

All data update daily as more information becomes available. Learn more about the update process.

Total cases and deaths

The total cumulative number of cases and deaths is the running total. The cumulative total will always increase. The steep increases show times with higher daily new cases or more frequent deaths.

Data notes and sources

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View deaths data

Case information is based on confirmed positive laboratory tests reported to the City.

Cases are shown on the date the positive test was collected.

Deaths are shown on the date the individual died.

It takes time to process and validate these data. Because of this:  

  • cases and deaths data lag by several days

  • daily case and death totals on previous days may increase or decrease

All data update daily as more information becomes available. Learn more about the update process.

 

More information

Recoveries not reported

We do not report COVID-19 recoveries. Recovery from an illness is not reported to the Department of Public Health.

Other sources of data and information