SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA — The Santa Clara County Public Health Department reported 280 additional coronavirus cases Wednesday.
The latest announcement brings the countywide COVID-19 case count to 8,321.
The county reported two additional coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday, bringing its COVID-19 death toll to 180.
There were 169 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Santa Clara County as of Wednesday, of which 50 were being treated in intensive care units.
Elsewhere around the Bay Area and beyond, a Walnut Creek skilled nursing facility is dealing with a COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that as of Tuesday night has left 12 residents dead and a total of 92 residents and 38 staff testing positive. Twenty-five residents of ManorCare Health Services-Tice Valley were still being treated for COVID-19-related symptoms as of Tuesday night, according to figures supplied by the California Department of Public Health, the regulatory and oversight body for skilled nursing facilities.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced Wednesday that San Quentin State Prison inmate John Beames has died, potentially due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. He was 67. Beames was pronounced dead Tuesday at an outside hospital, according to the CDCR. His exact cause of death is still pending a coroner's report, but CDCR officials said he died due to complications from the virus.
Officials with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced Monday the agency is bringing back several bus lines that have been out of service since March due to COVID-19. With modified Muni Metro service being restored in August, several changes will also be made to bus lines starting on Aug. 22, including some lines being extended while others are being completely restored. Lines being restored include 7-Haight-Noriega, 37-Corbett, 45-Union Stockton, 48-Quintara, and 67-Bernal Heights. Lines being extended include 12-Pacific Community Shuttle, 30-Stockton, 44-O'Shaugnessy, and 54-Felton.
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There were 415,004 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7,924 coronavirus-related deaths in California as of Wednesday afternoon according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The United States had 3,955,860 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 142,756 coronavirus-related fatalities as of Wednesday afternoon.
There have been 15,056,149 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 619,784 deaths reported globally as of Wednesday afternoon.
— Bay City News contributed to this report.
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