Santa Clara County Reports 28 New Coronavirus Cases, No Deaths

Gideon Rubin

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA — The Santa Clara County Public Health Department reported 28 additional cases of the new coronavirus Monday.

The latest report brings the countywide total of positive COVID-19 test cases to 3,254.

The county reported no additional coronavirus-related fatalities, leaving its death toll at 150.

There were 54 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Santa Clara County as of Tuesday afternoon, of which 15 were being treated in intensive care units.

Elsewhere around the Bay Area and beyond, the National Union of Healthcare Workers accused a Napa hospital Tuesday of violating COVID-19 coronavirus safety protocols and failing to test hospital workers who may have been exposed to the virus.

According to the union, more than two dozen workers at Queen of the Valley Medical Center have been unable to obtain a coronavirus test after caring for a patient last week that later tested positive for the virus.

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority resumed service Monday on its Richmond route for the first time since closing in mid-March due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

After San Francisco restaurants and other businesses began serving customers outside on Friday, on Monday the city also began allowing the resumption of in-store retail shopping; warehouse manufacturing; non-emergency medical appointments; private indoor household services like house cleaning; some offices; outdoor religious services and ceremonies; outdoor fitness classes; entertainment and sports venues without spectators; summer camps; and any other small outdoor gatherings.

There were 156,517 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 5,139 coronavirus-related deaths in California as of Tuesday afternoon according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The United States had 2,134,786 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 116,833 coronavirus-related fatalities as of Tuesday afternoon.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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This article originally appeared on the Los Gatos Patch