SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA — The Santa Clara County Public Health Department reported 160 additional coronavirus cases Friday.
The latest report brings the countywide case count to 22,312.
The county reported three additional coronavirus-related fatalities Friday, bringing its COVID-19 death toll to 357.
There were 75 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Santa Clara County as of Friday, of which 21 were being treated in intensive care units.
Elsewhere around the Bay Area and beyond, with the annual Walnut Creek Community Service Day having become yet another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of that event have pivoted, and are now holding an expanded Community Food Drive this Saturday at several locations in the city.
A food drive has always been part of Community Service Day, which was to have marked its 10th year with 40 to 50 various projects around the city. In the past few years, between 1,200 and 1,500 people turned out on the appointed day, which would have been this Saturday.
But Cindy Darling, a spokeswoman for Community Service Day, said the decision was made early in the planning stages this year that the various projects couldn't proceed as usual.
"As we were doing the early planning, we realized we couldn't do most of it in a way that is safe," Darling said.
So the food drive element of the event was expanded this year, meeting an expanding need.
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There have been 847,353 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 16,467 coronavirus-related deaths in California as of Friday afternoon according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The United States had 7,656,064 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 213,532 coronavirus-related fatalities as of Friday afternoon.
There have been 36,724,164 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,064,832 deaths reported globally as of Friday afternoon.
— Bay City News contributed to this report