Tracking the coronavirus in Santa Clara County

Tracking the coronavirus in Santa Clara County

confirmed cases

What we know

The latest trends

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announces new cases and deaths each day, though bottlenecks in testing and reporting lags can introduce delays.

Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.

Cumulative cases by day

Over the past week, the county has averaged 158 new cases and 1.3 new deaths per day. The number of confirmed infections is currently doubling every 21.9 days.

New cases by day
Deaths by day

State and local officials are closely watching the latest figures as they weigh when and how to reopen. One metric is whether counties have kept the number of new cases reported over the last 14 days to less than 100 per 100,000 residents.

Santa Clara County currently passes that test. Over the last two weeks, officials have confirmed 1,802 new cases, which amounts to 94 per 100,000.

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Mapping the cases

Cases have been reported in 15 of Santa Clara County's cities and communities.

Track cases across the state

Explore the latest data statewide by visiting our comprehensive dashboard.

Hospitals and patients

Lockdown measures aim to slow the virus in hope of preventing hospitals from being overrun. To keep tabs on capacity, officials watch out for rapid increases in the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients. The state asks counties with more than 20 patients to keep recent increases under 10%.

Currently, 10 of the state's 58 counties fail the test. Santa Clara County meets the standard.

There are now 88 patients admitted to county hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19, according to the latest figures from the state. Of those, 33 are in an intensive-care unit.

Intensive care and other hospitalized patients
California Department of Public Health

Nursing homes

Nursing homes have become a tragic focal point of the coronavirus outbreak. California's Department of Public Health has listed 44 skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities in Santa Clara County that currently have COVID-19 cases.

The state last updated the list on July 7. Officials withhold the precise number where there are 10 or fewer cases. The numbers reflect cumulative counts.

Reopenings and restrictions

County order: Shelter in place order until further notice

Face coverings: Following statewide order which requires people to wear face coverings in public place and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened with modifications

Restaurants: Indoor dine-in closed, but outdoor dining open and delivery/takeout allowed

Bars: All bars, breweries and pubs closed. Indoor wineries and tasting rooms closed

Lifestyle: Golf courses, landscape gardening, pools, car washes, pet grooming and professional sports without audiences reopened

Parks: Most county parks, campgrounds and trails reopened

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Houses of worship: Small outdoor ceremonies or outdoor religious gatherings allowed in groups no larger than 25

Gatherings: Outdoor gatherings must not exceed 60 people and indoor gatherings up to 20 people

What's open in every county

We're tracking what's open, closed and restricted throughout the state in ten different categories, including parks, retail, restaurants and more. Find out what's open where you live.