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Indoor dining, outdoor bars on hold as San Francisco pauses further reopening

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday held a press conference to discuss the city’s response amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

>> You can watch it live here on KRON4.com.

Mayor Breed said on July 13 the city will not allow restaurants to operate indoors as originally planned. Bars will not be permitted to open outdoors, either.

“We continue to evaluate the information and make decisions. If we see the numbers decline in any way, we will re-evaluate the situation,” Mayor Breed said. “We have no choice. We are living in COVID.”

Updates on gyms and other activities will be provided later this week, Mayor Breed said.

San Francisco’s reopening plans originally scheduled for June 29 were postponed due to a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

At last check, there were 4,020 positive cases reported, with 50 deaths.

Dr. Grant Colfax said the city is averaging 6.1 cases per 100,000 cases per day.

“Our goal is to keep that at 1.8,” he said.

Hospitalizations have seen a 25% increase over the past week. The goal is to keep the increase less than 10%, Dr. Colfax said.

A total of 30% of ICU beds remain available, with 35% of acute beds available, he added.

In terms of testing, the city is currently conducting an average of 1,762 tests over a 7-day average.

Officials added that PPE equipment remains at an 89% supply.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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