Media Statement: Fourth Case of COVID-19 Reported in Santa Clara County
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department confirms the fourth case of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County. This case is an adult woman who is a household contact of the third Santa Clara County case. She is not hospitalized or ill. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect her identity, further information about this case will not be released.
We expected more cases of COVID-19 in our county and have been preparing for community transmission. Since the disease is here, an important priority for the department will be to conduct community surveillance to determine the extent of local spread. The County Public Health Laboratory has the ability to test for the virus and can identify cases quickly and take appropriate action. The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department is also working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of California Department of Public Health, and other partners to protect and inform the public.
Information about our COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County:
- On January 31, 2020 we announced the first case of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County. On February 20, this case was released from isolation, fully recovered. He was never hospitalized.
- On February 2, we announced the second case, who remains in home isolation, and has never been hospitalized.
- On February 28, we announced a third case who is hospitalized.
- On February 29, we announced the fourth case of COVID-19 in Santa Clara county, who is isolated at home.
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