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Coronavirus weekend update: Santa Clara County adds 82 COVID-19 cases, one more death

Original post made on Apr 12, 2020

Santa Clara County saw its total of coronavirus cases and deaths rise to 1,566 as of Saturday with 82 new cases and one new death. The total number of deaths now stands at 51.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, April 11, 2020, 8:49 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of another community
on Apr 12, 2020 at 10:05 am

So all the San Mateo county parks are closed, but many Santa Clara county parks are open? How does this make any sense? What stops San Mateo county residents from going to the Santa Clara parks? If anything, the Santa Clara county parks and trails will be overcrowded from outside visitors.

And wait a minute, did I read this correctly:
"Residents should also only gather with family members they have sheltered in place with or friends that have closely followed the social distancing rules"

Residents can gather with friends (that have followed close social distancing)? Since when?

Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

A disappointing jump in new cases, but, hospital resources looking a little better -- if I'm reading it correctly, it looks like ~200 more ventilators are now available above where they started, although it looks like they could use another ~200 to make one available for every acute care bed.

I hope the jump in new cases is due to more test results coming in, and not, more people getting careless the previous week.

Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 12, 2020 at 5:52 pm

The Johns Hopkins data website has a new function that allows reporting by county. Here: Web Link

Unfortunately, it shows 30% growth for SCC last week. "We can do better." Keep distancing.

Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2020 at 12:48 pm

Follow-up: the updated case count for Palo Alto is 62: Web Link That is only a slightly lower per-capita rate than San Jose, and, a little higher rate than the county-wide average. However, as the dashboard says,

"Limited testing capacity means case counts represent only a small portion of actual cases within each city.‚Äč"

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