On Friday, Santa Clara County handed over 20,000 cases to COVID-19, joining Alameda County as the second county in the Gulf region to reach this grim stage as new cases and hospitalizations continued to decline across California.
Santa Clara County reported 238 cases and no new deaths on Friday, bringing the total to 20,129 cases and 295 deaths. The number of new cases and deaths is based on the analysis of this information organization for new cases reported on the COVID-19 data portals of individual counties and is not an indicator of when specific positive cases or deaths occurred.
Across the state, California counties reported 4,391 cases and 99 deaths on Friday, resulting in a total of 779,778 cases and 1
California has a seven-day average of 3,461 new cases, compared to a peak seven-day average of 9,856 cases on July 12, part of a wave of new cases and hospitalizations that began after government officials began lifting restrictions on locking in June.
The state has a seven-day test positivity of an average of 3.3 percent, lower than the 14-day average of 3.4 percent.
The number of hospitalized patients or in intensive care beds is also steadily declining from the peaks at the end of July. As of Thursday, there were 2,676 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, the lowest number since April 6 and 63% reducing its highest level so far. There were also 836 patients in intensive care beds with COVID-19, the lowest number since April 1 and a 58 drop from its peak.
Alameda County reported 202 new cases and five new deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, resulting in a total of 20,364 cases and 370 deaths – both most in the Gulf region, followed by Santa Clara County. Contra Costa County reported 94 new cases and one new death for a total of 15,734 cases and 199 deaths. San Francisco County reported 71 new cases and five deaths for a total of 10,640 cases and 96 deaths.