Santa Clara County Reports 55 New COVID-19 Cases, 2 Deaths

Gideon Rubin

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA — The Santa Clara County Public Health Department reported 55 additional cases of the new coronavirus Friday.

The latest report brings the countywide total of COVID-19 cases to 3,032.

The county also reported two additional coronavirus-related fatalities, bringing its death toll to 150.

There are currently 57 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Santa Clara County, of which 20 are being treated in intensive care units.

Elsewhere around the Bay Area and beyond, starting next week, the city of Martinez will close five blocks of Main Street from Alhambra Avenue east to Court Street and two blocks of Estudillo Street from Marina Vista south to Main Street to vehicle traffic on weekends, allowing restaurants to serve meals and retailers to display their wares on sidewalks and street space near their businesses.

Contra Costa County Library announced that 23 libraries in the county system Monday will begin offering a service allowing patrons to pick up books and other items they placed on hold online.

Union City's budget is expected to be lower by $4 million due to the impact of the coronavirus, city officials said Thursday. The coronavirus crisis has caused the city to realize less revenue from sales, business license and transit-occupancy taxes as well as parking.

Layoffs, service cuts and other reductions are all on the table as Concord city leaders work to close a $14.6 million general fund deficit for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, as well as a $6.2 million revenue gap to end the current fiscal year.

There were 144,356 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 4,952 coronavirus-related deaths in California as of Friday afternoon according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The United States had 2,043,639 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 114,469 coronavirus-related fatalities as of Friday afternoon.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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This article originally appeared on the Los Gatos Patch