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February 27, 2024

Covid-19: By the numbers in Gilroy

Total number of cases in Gilroy since March 2020. Data by city updated weekly by Santa Clara County Public Health: July 8, 2021: 7,636 July 1, 2021: 7,622 June 24, 2021: 7,635 June 17, 2021: 7,617 June 10, 2021: 7,603 June 3, 2021: 7,593 May 27, 2021: 7,590 May 20, 2021: 7,582 May...

VTA proposes cuts to South County service

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is requesting public feedback on its 2021 Transit Service Plan, which proposes various scenarios for service changes and reductions due to the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Governor to Santa Clara County: Not so fast on Covid-19

By Barry Holtzclaw Santa Clara County is one of 19 California counties on a Covid-19 “watch list.” Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement July 1 to apply a three-week “dimmer switch” closing bars and state park parking lots, dine-in restaurant service, fitness centers and movie theaters in Santa Clara...

With Covid rates rising, health officials urge caution

With the Bay Area currently showing the highest Covid-19 infection rates in California, health officers are reminding people of the importance of safety precautions such as continued masking indoors and vaccine boosters. The current wave of infections is fueled by the highly contagious Omicron subvariants,...

Health officials aim to get teens vaccinated with free events

Free boba tea, selfies with a Dr. Fauci cardboard cutout, and other goodies? County health officials are encouraging teens to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by hosting a series of events at Gilroy High School that they hope will be a fun and light-hearted way to...

Nursing facility resident recovers from Covid-19 while staff members test positive

A resident of a Gilroy nursing facility has recovered from Covid-19, while three staff members have tested positive in the last week. Gilroy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, located on Murray Avenue, posts regular updates of Covid-19 cases at its facility on its website. “We share this...

Photo: Children get first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

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Kayden smiles behind his mask after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine at the South County Annex in Gilroy on Nov. 7. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Nov. 2 approved the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11. The vaccine is a two-dose...

De Paul helps ‘decompress’ area hospitals

The newly renovated De Paul Health Center just opened for patient admissions in December, and the facility has already played a big part in helping Santa Clara County manage the recent surge in Covid-19 illnesses, according to county health officials. The former hospital building on...

Bay Area Community Health offering free Covid testing clinic

Bay Area Community Health will host a free Covid-19 testing clinic on Thursday, March 31 from 10am to 3pm at Arteaga’s Food Center, 6906 Automall Parkway in Gilroy.  Masks are required at the event. The first 100 people to be tested will receive a free...

UPDATE: Covid-19 in Santa Clara County

Preliminary data for positive Covid-19 cases in Santa Clara County over the last seven days show that the daily rate of new infections has stayed about the same since the county moved into the state’s “orange tier” about a week ago.