COVID-19 Cases Increasing as County Cracks Down on Super Spreader Events and Makes Recommendations for Holiday Gatherings

By Robert Haugh

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department reported 159 additional COVID-19 cases Wednesday. There are now 27,124 countywide cases.

The County also reported four additional COVID-19 related deaths Wednesday. The COVID-19 death toll in our County is now 440.

106 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalized in our County. 25 are being treated in intensive care units.

The State may move Santa Clara County back into a more restrictive tier next week according to some reports.  The County is also cracking down on super spreader events.

Holiday Activity Recommendations

As the holiday season approaches, health officials are concerned about public and private gatherings.

“Please celebrate safely this year and protect yourself and your family by including masks, keeping a distance and staying outdoors,” Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody said.

Residents are encouraged to gather for the holidays virtually. Meals with family and friends can be shared by delivery.

If there are in-person parties, gatherings should be outdoors and limited to three households or fewer for two hours maximum.  If people have symptoms after a gathering, all guests should be notified and tested for the virus.

People with symptoms or the coronavirus should not attend private or public events. 

Here’s a link to the County’s site for free Covid-19 testing locations.

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