The Public Health Department for the County of Santa Clara announced today that 84 more county residents have tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, bringing the countywide total up to 459.
In addition, today, 1 more county death from the virus was recorded, meaning 17 Santa Clara County residents have died from the virus.
Said Public Health Department staff on Twitter, “We express our heartfelt condolences to their family and friends.”
Health experts have been informing the public that in California and elsewhere throughout the United States, as coronavirus testing capacity increases, the numbers of confirmed cases will accordingly spike. Rising case numbers are therefore to be expected in the days and weeks to come.