Coronavirus transmission in Santa Clara County is rated as minimal in the governor's reopening framework, which places it in Tier 4 and allows most businesses to reopen.
The latest trends
Yesterday, the county reported 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 16 people in the county has tested positive. Over the past week, the county has averaged 25 new cases and 3.1 new deaths per day. The county does not provide a tally of how many people have recovered from COVID-19.
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 174 new cases, which amounts to 9 per 100,000 residents.
So far, 70.6% of Santa Clara County residents have received at least one dose and 62.0% are fully vaccinated.
To date, 2,465,348 vaccines have been administered. Over the last seven days, an average of 6,902 doses per day have been given out.
State data show roughly 77% of the county’s seniors have received at least a single shot, or 247,171 people.
The race of about 11.3% of people who have been vaccinated is unknown, leading to an undercount of the totals below. Regardless, the tallies offer the best available view of racial disparities.
Hospitals and patients
There are now 43 patients admitted to county hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19, a change of -4.4% from two weeks ago. Of those, 23 are in an intensive care unit. More information about the strain placed on local hospitals can be found on The Times’s hospital tracker.
Reopenings and restrictions
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening system classifies counties into four tiers based on a set of metrics developed by state officials. Which tier a county falls in determines what can be reopened. Learn more about how the system works by consulting The Times’ reopening tracker.
Based on its current tier in the state framework, here’s what is allowed to open.
Schools in Santa Clara County have reported that 36% of students have returned to campuses. Look up a district in the table below to see its opening status for elementary and secondary schools. Districts safety plans are hyperlinked where available.Enrollment figures do not include charter schools that fall within district boundaries. California Department of Public Health. Times analysis.
Shutdown orders have closed businesses and put thousands out of work. As parts of the economy reopen, some people have regained employment, though many remain jobless. The unemployment rate in Santa Clara County is 5.9%, lower than the state average.