This news has been received from: abc7news.com

All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- "It was reasonable to think of this as a California miracle, unfortunately, over the last two or three weeks, things have gotten out of hand. I think we let our guard down," says Dr. Robert Wachter, chair at UCSF Department of Medicine.

RELATED: 'Our luck ran out': UCSF doctor explains what went wrong in California's fight against COVID-19

You can see the charts that worry him, below:





ABC7 News analyzed the numbers and found that six Bay Area counties saw a spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations between May 22 and June 29.

In the case of Marin County, the hospitalization rate went from 1.15% to 9.6% in that period, in San Francisco, 4.94% to 7%.

"If we continue to see some of these surges that we are seeing, there is no good reason to think we are not going to be packed with COVID-19 cases within a few weeks," he said about Bay Area hospitals.

COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopens

Here are more troubling numbers- total COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area on June 29 was almost 24,000, a 74% increase from May 29 when the numbers were at just over 13,000.

At UCSF, there are currently 20 inpatients with COVID-19, the highest number since May 5. 11 are in ICU and the numbers worry Dr. Peter Chin-Hong.

"We are right now about double where we were two weeks ago," he said. "Overnight there were a bunch of people admitted."

Dr. Chin-Hong's concern, that people are becoming less vigilant about wearing masks. He's noticing more and more young people are choosing not to wear them, he points to another recent study that shows men aren't wearing them as much as women. He says we need to get back to the same mentality we had at the height of the crisis.

WATCH LIST: Counties where COVID-19 is getting worse

"The Bay Area was at about 80 to 90% during the height," said of people wearing masks, compared to maybe 60 to 70% currently, he added.

Dr. Chin-Hong said more needs to be done to encourage people to wear masks and to be vigilant about keeping them clean and virus-free. He suggested quarantining masks that can't be washed after every use and making sure people are educated about how to wear them.

If you have a question or comment about the coronavirus pandemic, submit yours via the form below or here. Get the latest news, information and videos about the novel coronavirus pandemic here RELATED STORIES & VIDEOS:

  • COVID-19 risk calculator: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as CA reopens
  • COVID-19 Help: Comprehensive list of resources, information
  • When will the San Francisco Bay Area reopen? Track progress on 6 key metrics to reopening here
  • Reopening California: What's opening and when in the Bay Area
  • Everything we know about CA businesses opening and what comes next
  • Life after COVID-19: Here's what restaurants, gyms will look like
  • Here's everything allowed to open in CA (and what we're still waiting on)
  • INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: How close was CA to becoming a NY-level crisis?
  • What is a COVID-19 genetic, antigen and antibody test?
  • Coronavirus Timeline: Tracking major moments of COVID-19 pandemic in San Francisco Bay Area
  • List: Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in the Bay Area?
  • COVID-19 Diaries: Personal stories of Bay Area residents during novel coronavirus pandemic
  • Coronavirus Doctor's Note: Dr. Alok Patel gives his insight into COVID-19 pandemic
  • What does COVID-19 do to your body and why does it spread so easily?
  • WATCH: 'Race & Coronavirus: A Bay Area Conversation' virtual town hall about COVID-19 impact on Asian American community
  • WATCH: 'Race & Coronavirus: A Bay Area Conversation' virtual town hall about COVID-19 impact on African American community
  • WATCH: 'Race & Coronavirus: A Bay Area Conversation' virtual town hall about COVID-19 impact on Latino community
  • WATCH: 'Your Mental Health: A Bay Area Conversation' virtual town hall addressing COVID-19 impact on mental health
  • Symptoms, prevention, and how to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak in the US
  • Here's a look at some of history's worst pandemics that have killed millions

News Source: abc7news.com

Tags: abc7 original videos feel good stories droneview7 videos coronavirus california health fitness coronavirus deaths bay area building a better bay area coronavirus california coronavirus hospital coronavirus pandemic covid 19 pandemic abc7 original videos feel good stories abc7 original videos feel good stories

Breaking: Trump admin. formally withdraws U.S. from the World Health Organization; Biden promises to rejoin

Next News:

Temporary Santa Rosa homeless shelter may become permanent because of COVID-19

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) -- You might never know that the peaceful, quiet, Joe Rodota Trail we see in Sonoma County, today, has come a long way since last winter.

"Well it's clean here. Not a lot of homeless tents anymore," said Robin Marrs while commuting on his bicycle.

RELATED: Can coronavirus particles remain airborne longer than we thought?

Based on its condition now, homeless advocates in Sonoma County can claim a victory of sorts after moving many of those residents eight miles west of Santa Rosa to the Los Guilicos Village, a temporary emergency shelter that was supposed to close April 30.

"We never believed that," said Greg Rhodes of Oakmont.

That community lies a few hundred yards away from Los Guilicos, across Highway 12.

While a few residents wanted to give the shelter a chance. Many others opposed it.

"This is a poor choice in dire circumstances," said one woman last January.

RELATED: Governor Newsom discusses homeless motels amid worsening pandemic during Pittsburg visit

County records show that while some residents left and others were kicked out for violating rules, roughly one-third of the rest have moved on successfully. It's one reason that the county now wants to make this shelter permanent. But across the way in Oakmont?

"It seems like most people here feel they got double-crossed," said resident Susan Olsen.

So what changed? We asked Supervisor Lynda Hopkins. Those homeless along the Rodota Trail used to be in her district. "I think what changed is we are in the midst of a pandemic situation. We need every ounce of shelter capacity on Sonoma County..."

It is a diminishing capacity now that Sonoma State University has cancelled a contract with the county to house 100 homeless people in dorms.

RELATED: SF settles lawsuit over Tenderloin encampments, 300 tents to be removed

The change makes Los Guillicos more of a lifeline than ever. But, it's in the wrong place, according to Supervisor Susan Gorin. "It is absolutely the worst place to deliver services," she said.

Supervisor Gorin lives in Oakmont. She has opposed the Guilicos shelter from the beginning, only because of its impractical location.

"There is nothing there. Nothing for miles. This is not a NIMBY issue. This is a great model. Every supervisor should have this model in his or her district."

It is an issue the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will discuss tomorrow, undoubtedly at length.

And, another complication, thanks to COVID-19.

If you have a question or comment about the coronavirus pandemic, submit yours via the form below or here.Get the latest news, information and videos about the novel coronavirus pandemic here

RELATED STORIES & VIDEOS:

  • COVID-19 risk calculator: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as CAreopens
  • COVID-19 Help: Comprehensive list of resources, information
  • When will the San Francisco Bay Area reopen? Track progress on 6 key metrics to reopening here
  • Reopening California: What's opening and when in the Bay Area
  • Everything we know about CA businesses opening and what comes next
  • Life after COVID-19: Here's what restaurants, gyms will look like
  • Here's everything allowed to open in CA (and what we're still waiting on)
  • INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: How close was CA to becoming a NY-level crisis?
  • What is a COVID-19 genetic, antigen and antibody test?
  • Coronavirus Timeline: Tracking major moments of COVID-19 pandemic in San Francisco Bay Area/
  • List: Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in the Bay Area?
  • COVID-19 Diaries: Personal stories of Bay Area residents during novel coronavirus pandemic
  • Coronavirus Doctor's Note: Dr. Alok Patel gives his insight into COVID-19 pandemic
  • What does COVID-19 do to your body and why does it spread so easily?
  • WATCH: 'Race & Coronavirus: A Bay Area Conversation' virtual town hall about COVID-19 impact on Asian American community
  • WATCH: 'Race & Coronavirus: A Bay Area Conversation' virtual town hall about COVID-19 impact on African American community
  • WATCH: 'Race & Coronavirus: A Bay Area Conversation' virtual town hall about COVID-19 impact on Latino community
  • WATCH: 'Your Mental Health: A Bay AreaConversation' virtual town hall addressing COVID-19 impact on mental health
  • Symptoms, prevention, and how to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak in the US
  • Here's a look at some of history's worst pandemics that have killed millions

Other News

  • Coronavirus impact: Bay Area couple caught in middle of new ICE rules on student visas
  • Bay Area Counties Back off Indoor Dining as Virus Surges
  • Viral chart shows risk of activities during COVID-19, but is it accurate?
  • WATCH LIVE AT 3 PM: ABC7 News special coverage of Bay Area events
  • Coronavirus FAQ: What can I do and not do in the Bay Area?
  • San Francisco delays reopening outdoor bars, indoor restaurants
  • WATCH LIVE: San Francisco delays reopening outdoor bars, indoor restaurants
  • WATCH LIVE: San Francisco delays another round of business reopening, Mayor London Breed announces
  • Around ‘70% of Americans worry poor health will limit their life experiences and Gen Z are more concerned than boomers’
  • Shootings spike: Yet another gun violence death in NYC as surge persists
  • WATCH LIVE: San Francisco Mayor London Breed gives update on COVID-19, reopening delays
  • Brazilian doctors fume as President Bolsonaro hid COVID-19 data and now has tested positive himself
  • CDC Models Forecast Worrying Hospitalization Figures for COVID-19 .
  • Phase 3 California: Only 2 CA counties are still not allowed to reopen restaurants, salons and malls
  • Fearless diver who gets up close and personal with great white sharks says don’t worry as ‘most people’ survive attacks
  • WATCH TODAY: San Francisco Mayor London Breed gives update on COVID-19, reopening delays
  • COVID-19 : CDC Models Forecast Worrying Hospitalization Figures for COVID-19 .
  • Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again as coronavirus hospitalization numbers rise
  • Nearly 1,000 inmates will be removed from San Quentin prison after its infection rate has gotten so bad it's been dubbed 'the Chernobyl of COVID'