California is seeing increases in the number of cases reported daily of COVID-19 infections, and the Bay Area is mirroring the trend.
As of Wednesday, there were 119,721 total confirmed cases of coronavirus infections in the state, and 14,724 of those were in the Bay Area. The seven-day average of new cases throughout the state is 2,568, an increase for the same time last month when the weekly average was 1,607.
Likewise, the Bay Area’s weekly average was 210, up from 159 for the same time frame last month.
Statewide, there were 70 new deaths; the Bay Area reported two.
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