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The number of COVID-19 cases are up 95.8 percent, while deaths are up 120 percent over a one-week period ending April 3, 2020, in the Bay Area.

The data from county health officials show that Santa Clara County continues to be the epicenter of regional coronavirus cases with 1,019, up 88 percent from last week.

Here’s how the Bay Area counties ranked by the number of cases (2,986) as of Friday morning, April 3.1. Santa Clara County — 1,0192. San Francisco — 4973. San Mateo County — 4864. Alameda County — 4165. Contra Costa County — 2766. Marin County — 1187. Sonoma County — 958. Solano County — 619. Napa County — 18Things change on a daily basis, but the peak of the coronavirus crisis in California is expected to come next month, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.

“That’s what our modeling shows,” Newsom  said. 

Newsom urged residents: “Continue to practice physical distancing above and beyond any and everything else.”  

Source: Bay Area county health departments, Gov. Gavin Newsom

Keith Burbank is currently a fulltime reporter covering Alameda County and Oakland news for Bay City News. He has also worked on the Data Points project for Local News Matters, finding trends and stories about the region through data. In 2019, he was a California Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, producing a series about homeless deaths in Santa Clara County. He worked as a swing shift editor for the newswire for several years as well. Outside of journalism, Keith enjoys computer programming, math, economics and music.