The state went over 15,000 total cases Sunday, according to data compiled by this news organization. There were 15,161 positive tests reported as of Sunday evening, a 35% increase since Friday morning.
Since that time, the number of pending tests in the state has fallen from 59,900 to 15,000. The state has now received results from more than 116,000 tests, meaning fewer than one in five are coming back positive.
But there is still a shortage of available tests. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new task force that will install high-capacity testing “hubs” at several state universities.
“All of that frustrating you, certainly frustrating me,” he said. “The testing space has been a challenging one for us, and I own that, and I have a responsibility as your governor to do better, and to do more testing in the state of California.”
In the Bay Area, the number of confirmed cases is expected to hit 4,000 on Monday.
Dozens more died over the weekend, including one South San Francisco man on another stricken cruise ship, bringing the number statewide to 347. In the Bay Area, the death toll is nearing 100.
But Bay Area hospitals aren’t yet overrun. Santa Clara is the only county with more than 100 in hospital beds, 159 total with 72 in ICUs. In total, 798 hospitalized in the Bay Area either confirmed or suspected to have the coronavirus.
In Los Angeles County — population: 10.1 million to the Bay Area’s 8 million — there were 5,940 confirmed cases, with more than 2,000 hospitalized.