Alameda County covid-19 cases eclipses 3,000

Alameda County has reported more than 3,000 confirmed cases of covid-19, but according to the chart above, the county has seen some of its largest one-day totals of new cases in the past week.

A recent bump in new covid-19 cases in Alameda County over the past week pushed the overall number of total cases over 3,000.

Alameda County beatSixty-four new cases reported on Wednesday, puts Alameda County at 3,049 covid-19 infections since the first two were identified on Feb. 28.

Despite the increase, the number of deaths, currently at 93, Alameda County has slowed. Over the past seven days, just one death was recorded.

The small surge in Alameda County cases is possible due to increased testing in Oakland, where a third site was recently opened Over the past week, the number of new cases in Oakland has risen considerably.

Alameda County covid deaths May 27
Chart showing the number of daily covid-19 deaths in Alameda County. CHART/ACPHD

On Tuesday, the city became the first in Alameda County to surpass 1,000 cases. As of Wednesday, the figure is 1,070.

Hayward and the unincorporated areas of Alameda County continue to show high rates of infections. Hayward has the second-most covid-19 cases in the county at 573, as of Wednesday. But its rate of 356 cases per 100,000 residents is the highest in the county, followed by nearby unincorporated Eden area, with a rate of 292 cases per 100,000 residents.

COVID-19 CASES BY CITY*
OAKLAND          1,070    244.8***
HAYWARD            573    355.9
EDEN AREA**      202    292.2
FREMONT             158      67.3
SAN LEANDRO    147    162.0
CASTRO VALLEY 115   176.2
UNION CITY         111    148.0
NEWARK                 92    187.0
BERKELEY              90      72.3
PLEASANTON        59      72.6
LIVERMORE           50      54.4
ALAMEDA               45     56.2
DUBLIN                   26      39.9
FAIRVIEW               14    130.5
PIEDMONT             13    112.7
EMERYVILLE         10      83.3
ALBANY                <10
SUNOL                       0
OTHERS                 261+

*As of Wednesday, May 27.
**Eden Area includes unincorporated Ashland, Cherryland, Hayward Acres, San Lorenzo.
***Rate per 100,000 residents.

By demographic, Latinos in Alameda County continue to have the most covid-19 cases, making up more than 1,200 of the total cases. Notably, some of the county’s largest Latino communities reside in Hayward and the unincorporated areas.

Alameda County covid by race May 27
Chart showing the total number of covid-19 cases in Alameda County by demographic. CHART/ACPHD

However, the rate of African Americans in the county who have died from complications due to covid-19, remains the highest among all demographics. In total, 22 African Americans in the county have died from the infection.