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Coronavirus 43 cases of COVID-19 confirmed among Milpitas residents

43 cases of COVID-19 confirmed among Milpitas residents

Last night, on April 9, Santa Clara County authorities had logged 43 cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, among Milpitas residents.

Nearby San Jose, the population of which is over 10 times that of Milpitas, had 958 confirmed cases. Smaller cities had counts totaling in the dozens: Palo Alto had 57, Mountain View had 30, and Sunnyvale had 65.

Countywide, 1,442 people are infected with the virus, and 47 infected patients have died from it. Over half (56%) of the deceased were between 71 and 90 years of age. Nobody younger than 40 has died from the novel coronavirus within the county.

California has managed to curb viral spread projections by enforcing widespread shelter in place and social distancing regulations. The bad news is, state residents may be looking ahead to many more months of isolation. Projections estimate a vaccine will not be available for at least one year.

Experts emphasize that in addition to sheltering in place and abiding by social distancing mandates, wearing masks in public is advisable, along with regularly washing one’s hands and avoiding touching one’s own face. 

 

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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project. His first feature film, "Rule of 3" (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest, and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, "Living Things" (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays. He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm which received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program "Intelligence For Your Life." Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels.
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