SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA — The Santa Clara County Public Health Department reported 254 additional coronavirus cases Tuesday.
The latest announcement brings the countywide COVID-19 case count to 8,046.
The county reported no additional coronavirus-related fatalities Tuesday, leaving its COVID-19 death toll at 178.
There were 167 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Santa Clara County as of Tuesday, of which 49 were being treated in intensive care units.
Elsewhere in the Bay Area and beyond, the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt an ordinance that allows county enforcement officers to cite individuals who are not complying with COVID-19 safety measurements. Specifically, citations ranging from $25 to $500 can be given to individuals who are not wearing masks, according to Assistant County Counsel Renee Brewer.
San Jose non-profit Parents Helping Parents hosted Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools Mary Ann Dewan on Monday to discuss back-to-school plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic and resources available for parents. Since Santa Clara County is on the state's watch list, all schools -- private, charter and public -- are required to start the academic year with a distance learning model to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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There were 400,190 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7,779 coronavirus-related deaths in California as of Tuesday afternoon according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The United States had 3,884,988 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 141,817 coronavirus-related fatalities as of Tuesday afternoon.
There have been 14,821,906 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 613,710 deaths reported globally as of Tuesday afternoon.
Bay City News contributed to this report.
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