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January 20, 2021

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 Jan. 13.

Covid-19: Vaccine now available for locals age 75 and up

Santa Clara County residents age 75 and older are now eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination through certain healthcare providers, according to county officials.

Santa Clara County: Beware of fake vaccine texts

Text messages circulating in Santa Clara County are wrongly informing residents that they can register to receive the Covid-19 vaccine based on an “extra” supply of doses, health officials warned. According to Santa Clara County Public Health, some residents have reported that they received text...

DA’s office cracks down on EDD fraud

Santa Clara County prosecutors are cracking down on people—and particularly inmates—who’ve scammed taxpayers out of a fortune in ill-gotten unemployment benefits.

Several hospital workers infected with Covid-19 as capacity is exceeded

Seven workers of St. Louise Regional Hospital’s emergency department recently tested positive for Covid-19 as the hospital and others throughout the county are operating beyond capacity. According to Santa Clara County Health System spokesperson Joy Alexiou, more than 80 individuals work in the South County...

Food insecurity hits home

Second Harvest Food Bank spokeswoman Suzanne Willis says the struggles of hungry families are often intertwined with housing insecurity, job insecurity and all forms of social, racial and economic injustices.

South County leaders urge residents to stay home

With the intensive care unit beds full at St. Louise Regional Hospital, health and city officials converged in Gilroy Dec. 28 to urge residents in South County to stay home and avoid gathering with others over the New Year holiday. South County continues to be...

Líderes del sur del condado: quédense en casa y salven vidas

Se prevé que el Covid-19 sea la tercera causa principal de muerte en el condado de Santa Clara este año, solo detrás del cáncer y las enfermedades cardíacas. Los datos fueron publicados por funcionarios de salud cuando el condado superó un hito sombrío esta...

Santa Clara County: Covid-19 is third leading cause of death

With at least 632 fatalities attributed to Covid-19 so far in 2020, the virus is projected to be the third leading cause of death in Santa Clara County this year, according to public health officials.

What Santa Clara County’s sewers reveal about coronavirus

As coronavirus infections skyrocket throughout the nation, scientists are studying the foul sludge coursing through thousands of miles of sewage pipes in Silicon Valley and South Santa Clara County to identify outbreaks before they’re reflected in official case counts.