Charts show what the coronavirus ‘curve’ looks like for Bay Area counties now

Compared to coronavirus hot spots across the country, the Bay Area seems to have made progress on “flattening the curve” after imposing early social distancing rules. But what do the data show now?

The Chronicle took a deeper look at local case counts to examine what the “coronavirus curve” looks like for the five largest Bay Area counties. We plotted the average number of cases reported in each county over seven-day spans dating back to the beginning of March.

The charts show that the Bay Area’s cases seem to have peaked in early April and have either leveled off or declined since. Four of the five largest counties show similar paths. The only county that has seen an increase since the start of April is San Francisco, where the chart shows that the outbreak may not yet have peaked.

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