Santa Clara County has registered 127 new combined cases of COVID-19 and five additional coronavirus deaths since the last update at 2:00 p.m. Monday.
Fifty-six of the confirmed cases and four of the deaths from COVID-19 were reportedly announced on Tuesday. Public health officials have included 71 new confirmed cases and one additional death in their update Wednesday, bringing the number of positive tests in Santa Clara County to 1,793 and the number of deaths in the county scale to 65.
Despite a slight 1.6% increase in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state on Wednesday, the number of hospitalizations in Santa Clara County actually decreased from 197 to 195 over a two-day period . The number of patients receiving care in intensive care beds increased from 72 Monday to 76 Wednesday, but county hospitals still have 87 intensive care beds available and 616 ventilators that are not currently in use.
More than 1,500 additional COVID-19 tests have been performed in Santa Clara County since Monday, bringing the total to 16,585. 201 of these tests are still pending results.San Jose has the highest number of confirmed cases of any city in the county, with its total number increasing from 1,053 to 1,182 in the past two days.
No other city in the county of Santa Clara has recorded more than 100 cases of coronavirus, but Sunnyvale has up to 97 with the city of Santa Clara at 78 and Palo Alto with 62. The other cities in the county with at least 25 cases include Milpitas (57), Mountain View (37), Gilroy (35), Morgan Hill (31) and Campbell (28).
Los Gatos (23), Los Altos (21) and Cupertino (21) all have at least 20 confirmed cases, while Los Altos Hills, Saratoga and Monte Sereno each have 10 or less confirmed cases.
Of the 1,793 confirmed cases in Santa Clara County, 49% of positive tests were recorded by people 50 years of age or younger. Of the 65 people who died in the county after contracting COVID-19, only seven were 50 years of age or younger and 40 were 71 or older.
Last week, the Santa Clara County public health department began publishing data on COVID-19-related deaths based on race and ethnicity. Of the 65 people who died, 23 were Latin-Hispanic, 20 white, 15 Asian and four black.