Covid-19 Deaths Surpass 1,000 in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County reached another “sobering milestone” in the fight against the novel coronavirus, as the number of deaths from Covid-19 surpassed 1,000 on Wednesday. Just 24 hours later, the tally hit 1,028.

“Our hearts go out to everyone in our community who has lost a loved one due to Covid-19,” said Dr. Sara Cody, Health Officer and Director of Public Health for the county. “One thousand deaths is a devastating and tragic milestone for our community. We mourn each life lost, and our goal continues to be to save as many lives as possible.”

Cody added that the coronavirus “continues to be extremely widespread in our county and throughout the state.”

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Santa Clara County is 88,379, according to the county’s coronavirus data dashboard.

“Even though we’ve all been sacrificing for almost a year to fight this virus, prevent infections, and return to our normal lives, we must remain vigilant or we will see more deaths and extreme challenges for our hospitals and healthcare systems,” Cody said.

As of today, 6 percent ICU beds at local hospitals were available, according to county data. Forty-five percent of the occupied ICU beds are in use for Covid-19 patients.

The surge is a strain on hospital staff and is forcing “difficult decisions in care management,” county staff said in a press release. The strain is also leading to longer wait times to enter area hospitals.

Still, the county’s vaccination plan forges ahead, as all healthcare providers are in the process of vaccinating healthcare workers in Phase 1A. Some have expanded eligibility to residents age 75 and older.

“However, even with the hope of increased volume of vaccine distribution, it will take many months to reach a high level of coverage and protection throughout the community,” county officials say. “Individual actions matter and can help change the course of the pandemic: social distancing, consistently wearing masks and staying home except for essential activities are still our best tools to limit the spread of the virus.”

For more information about the vaccine and how to schedule appointments, visit the county’s website sccfreevax.org.

6 Comments

  1. > Covid-19 Deaths Surpass 1,000 in Santa Clara County

    What were the total deaths per million people in Santa Clara County in 2020 versus 2019?

    How many seasonal flu deaths per million people in Santa Clara County in 2020 versus 2019?

    How many suicides per million people in SCC in 2020 veresus 2019?

    How many combined flu + COVID-19 deaths per million people in SCC in 2020 versus 2019?

  2. Bubbles, you not allowed to ask any questions.

    Didn’t you get the memo?

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    You are killing grandma.

    Voting is your most sacred right.

    Never question the science.

  3. Here’s some science.

    Does anyone want to question THIS science?

    https://www.outkick.com/stanford-study-questions-benefits-of-lockdowns-and-stay-at-home-orders/

    “STANFORD STUDY QUESTIONS BENEFITS OF LOCKDOWNS AND STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS”
    “A group of researchers at Stanford published a peer-reviewed study earlier this month assessing the impact of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders — what they refer to as non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) in early 2020. The study did not find evidence to support that NPIs were effective in preventing the spread.

    “In summary, we fail to find strong evidence supporting a role for more restrictive NPIs in the control of COVID in early 2020,” the study concludes. “We do not question the role of all public health interventions, or of coordinated communications about the epidemic, but we fail to find an additional benefit of stay-at-home orders and business closures. The data cannot fully exclude the possibility of some benefits. However, even if they exist, these benefits may not match the numerous harms of these aggressive measures. More targeted public health interventions that more effectively reduce transmissions may be important for future epidemic control without the harms of highly restrictive measures.”

    The study was co-authored by Dr. Eran Bendavid, Professor John P.A. Ioannidis, Christopher Oh, and Jay Bhattacharya. The lead author, Dr. Bendavid, is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Stanford. The other authors collectively work in departments including the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Biomedical Data Science. According to the Spectator, the study was published in the European Journal of Clinical Observation.”
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  4. the bots have already debunked Dr. Ioannidis as a Trumpist or something…

    They had their FUD in waiting on him.

    Somehow science showing 74% of transmission in the home and lock-downs not working proves lockdowns work.

  5. PCR is not a diagnostic tool, its a forensic tool.

    How many of these are false positives?

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  6. Again with providing ZERO useful information.

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