Additional COVID-19 deaths hit Santa Clara County

Showing no signs of slowing down, COVID-19 has unfortunately claimed the lives of three more Santa Clara County residents since Sunday.

As of Tuesday evening, the death toll had reached five, with more than 150 known cases. Officials expect the actual number of infected to be much higher, given the lack of adequate testing available thus far.

All three victims were adult men, one in his 80s and two in their 50s. Two passed away on Sunday, March 15 after being hospitalized on March 7 and March 12 respectively. A third died Tuesday, after being hospitalized on March 9.

The rising impact is part of what led to Monday’s shelter in place order, requiring residents of San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, and Alameda to stay inside their homes and away from others as much as possible for the next three weeks, through at least April 7.

To see Santa Clara County’s coronavirus information page, click here.