Coronavirus: 2 new deaths, 39 new cases in Santa Clara County for total of 302 cases

The county reported 39 new cases of COVID-19, raising the county’s total number to 302, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Cindy Chavez said in a press conference Sunday afternoon.

The deadly novel coronavirus also has claimed the lives of two more residents, identified only as a woman in her 60s who died Saturday and a woman in her 40s who was hospitalized March 16 and died Saturday, for a total of 10 fatalities. Both women suffered from underlying health conditions.

“The Public Health Department expresses our condolences to the families and friends of the deceased,” the county’s health department said in a statement Sunday.

Health officials from seven Bay Area counties released an order March 16 requiring residents to shelter-in-place at residences unless seeking or providing essential services for at least the next three weeks.

San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties now each tally coronavirus cases in the triple-digits.

The county’s first COVID-19 death, and the state’s second death overall, came March 2.

For more information on COVID-19, visit the county’s page at

Check back for updates.

Staff writer Maggie Angst contributed to this report. Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Health


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