COVID-19 Cases and Deaths
In order to monitor how the COVID-19 virus is spreading in our community, San Francisco public health officials are closely tracking the number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed each day, the total number of cases, and the total number of COVID-19 deaths. This data is shown below, and all data are provided by the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH).
The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) tracks the number of new cases as this information can help show how quickly the virus is spreading. This case information is based on confirmed positive laboratory tests reported to SFDPH.
Cases are shown on the graph by the date the positive test was collected. In order to account for the time to process tests and validate the data, this data may be delayed. The most recent days may be updated as more cases are confirmed.
All data will be updated as more information becomes available. Learn more about this update process.
Cumulative Cases and Deaths
The total cumulative number of cases and deaths are shown below. Cases are shown on the graph by the date the positive test was collected. The deaths shown here are suspected to be associated with COVID-19 or have COVID-19 listed as the cause of death. Deaths are reported by medical providers and the medical examiner.
In order to account for the time to process tests and validate the data, cases and deaths data may be delayed. All data will be updated as more information becomes available. Learn more about this update process.
Recoveries not reported
These data do not reflect the number of COVID-19 recoveries. People recover from COVID-19 in many different settings including their own homes, residential facilities, and hospitals, and recovery from the illness is not routinely reported back to the Department of Public Health. This is consistent with the regular reporting of the seasonal flu.
Testing impacts the case counts shown above
Due to limited testing capacity, the information reported represents only a small sample of the likely total COVID-19 cases in San Francisco. However, citywide testing capacity and access have been expanding over time. Our increased testing availability and focused testing initiatives will affect the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported. Learn more on our COVID-19 testing page.
If you are interested in getting tested, call your doctor’s office, or if you don’t have insurance, learn more about testing options.
Other sources of data and information
To get data and information about the COVID-19 response for the state or national level, visit the links below: