California reported 3,974 new coronavirus cases and 51 deaths on Friday, a decline from previous days hardened by the fact that several counties did not report new data, especially Los Angeles County.
The state has now had 249,262 cases and 6,312 deaths in COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. The cases reported on Friday are significantly down from a week in which California has twice a record high, leaving it with a seven-day average of 6,402 daily cases and 65 deaths.
But these numbers do not include several counties that did not report new data on Friday, when the Fourth of July weekend was observed. Among them is Los Angeles County, which has 43 percent of all cases in the state and went into an average of 2,31
Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Joaquin were among the nearly 30 counties that did not report any new cases or deaths on Friday.
In the Bay Area, Contra Costa County registered 106 new cases for a total of 3,432 and a new death for a total of 79. That is slightly below the county’s average of seven days on 108 cases. The cases in the county have been around since May 16, when there were only 12 new cases per day on average. Contra Costa County has moved closer to passing San Mateo County for the fourth most cases in the Bay Area.
Contra Costa County reported 1,631 new tests on Thursday, the latest available information, with a seven-day average positive rate of 7.2 percent, the highest it has been since April 19, and a significant increase from a low of 1.7 percent on 15th of May.
Santa Clara County reported 99 new cases and one death on Friday, for a total of 4,849 cases and 160 deaths. Fall has been nailing in Santa Clara County since mid-May, with a seven-day average of 124 cases daily. On May 11, the county averaged 14 daily cases. The county has a seven-day average positive test rate of 2.6 percent, up from a low of 1.2 percent on May 27.
San Mateo County reported 65 new cases for a total of 3,441 and no new deaths, with a total of 108 COVID-19 fatalities. The county has a seven-day average of 56 cases daily. The county has a testing positivity of 4.9 percent.
Alameda County, which has the most cases in the Bay Area, reported 88 new cases for a total of 6,472 and two deaths for a total of 140. The county has a seven-day average of 140 daily cases, the highest average in the Bay Area. The county has a seven-day average positive test rate of 4 percent.
San Francisco reported 57 new cases, a total of 3,766 and no new deaths, with a total of 50 fatalities in COVID-19. The county has a seven-day average of 54 daily cases. San Francisco has a total positive test rate of 3 percent.