Bay Area Cases Surge Nearly 40%

KCBS Radio Morning News
May 27, 2020 - 8:18 am

    As stay-at-home restrictions begin to loosen there has been an upward trend in new cases in the Bay Area.

    Seven Bay Area counties have seen a significant increases in cases and the Bay Area as a whole saw a nearly 40% jump in cases last week compared to the week before.

    While it is not immediately clear what is behind the surge, health officers have said that as restrictions are eased there will be some increase in cases.

    In Sonoma County officials say that “intensive contract tracing” is partly response to the increase.

    California’s total cases is approaching 100,000, but new cases are flattening somewhat. 

    Gov. Gavin Newsom announced further loosening of statewide restrictions Tuesday allowing for the reopening of hair salons and barbershops. The state also allows in-store retail sales and indoor worship services, although most Bay Area counties have been slow to adopt the changes.