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May 21, 2022

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resident

I heard on 60 minutes that the pandemic is over. Spread the word. Can we get rid of the ugly parklets?

Joe

I skipped the update last weekend, so this is two weeks' worth of data:

Total Cases: 169,431 - Up 1,320 in the County for two weeks so down a bit on a weekly basis.

Burlingame Cases: 5,635 up 59 for the two weeks so flat.

Perhaps I am just more attuned to it because of these updates, but the mask-wearing seems to be back on the upswing. There are more KN-95s available and in use, but the basic paper mask or designer cloth ones continue to be used even with their degraded performance known.

Joe

This week brought a new variant: the CDC "started to track the BF.7, a new Omicron subvariant. BF.7's spike protein has an extra genetic mutation compared with BA.5, and it is the third most-prevalent strain, accounting for 2.3% of all US COVID-19 cases for the week ending Saturday."

The numbers for the week in the County are:

Total Cases: 170,136 - Up 705 in the County so basically the same for weeks in a row.

Burlingame Cases: 5,664 up 29 for the two weeks lower than recent weeks.

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