California doctors 'cautiously hopeful' early shelter at home measures are working - News Summed Up

California doctors 'cautiously hopeful' early shelter at home measures are working


(CNN) Two weeks after San Francisco issued the country's first shelter-in-place order for residents to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, hospital emergency rooms throughout the region appear to be seeing the early effects. "The surge we have been anticipating has not yet come," Dr. Jahan Fahimi, an emergency physician and medical director at the University of California, San Francisco, told CNN. As of Monday morning, the city reported a total of 374 confirmed infections and six deaths from the coronavirus. "We have already made a difference in saving lives," San Francisco Mayor London Breed said during a news conference Monday, though she and other officials repeatedly cautioned that US communities are still in the early stages of the battle against the virus. "We're watching the data very carefully," added Dr. Grant Colfax, the city's public health director, cautioning that the numbers could still explode rapidly.


Source: CNN March 31, 2020 05:03 UTC



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