Bay Area Reports Decline In COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations

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Evidence is emerging that the nine-county Bay Area is making significant strides against the coronavirus pandemic. New cases have fallen by more than 60% since mid August, and hospitalizations are down by 35% from their peak, according to state health data compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle. We'll talk about what's contributed to the declines, how progress differs by county and whether we can expect the positive trends to continue.


Lesley McClurg, science reporter, KQED

Dr. Bela Matyas, health officer, Solano County

Dr. Matt Willis, public health officer, Marin County