The latest trends
The San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency announces new cases and deaths each day, though bottlenecks in testing and reporting lags can introduce delays.
Today, the county tallied 0 new cases and 0 deaths.
Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.
So far, 1 out of every 10 people in the county has tested positive. Over the past week, the county has averaged 4 new cases and 0 new deaths per day. An estimated 6,000 out of the 6,248 people who tested positive have recovered, according to a common statistical method applied by The Times. While the precise number of active cases is unknown, the Times’ model pegs the number at around 50.
State and local officials are closely watching the latest figures as they weigh when and how to reopen. Over the last seven days, officials have reported 25 new cases, which amounts to 42 per 100,000 residents.
So far, 61.4% of San Benito County residents have received at least one dose and 52.7% are fully vaccinated.
To date, 65,251 vaccines have been administered. Over the last seven days, an average of 100 doses per day have been given out.
State data show roughly 72% of the county’s seniors have received at least a single shot, or 6,985 people.
Hospitals and patients
There are now 2 patients admitted to county hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19, a change of -100% from two weeks ago. Of those, 1 are in an intensive care unit. More information about the strain placed on local hospitals can be found on The Times’s hospital tracker.