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January 23, 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...

Bay Area stay-home order extended indefinitely

Local business owners and city officials are bracing again for a prolonged stay-at-home order, which was indefinitely extended by state officials over the weekend as the Bay Area’s hospital capacity remains dangerously low.

Covid-19: By the numbers in Morgan Hill

As of Jan. 11, there have been 83,655 cases of Covid-19 in Santa Clara County.

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...

Year in review: Pandemic dominated news in 2020

As the calendar flipped to Jan. 1, the prospect of 2020 was one filled with dreams of a fresh start and hope for the future, as the beginning of a new decade typically brings.

Covid-19: A year of loss

Since then, as of Dec. 28, Covid-19 has killed 27 more people in San Benito County, and another 652 in Santa Clara County, according to public health officials. The rate of the virus’ spread has expanded exponentially—with more than 1,000 positive cases reported daily in recent weeks in Santa Clara, and a positivity rate of 68.3 new cases per 100,000 residents per day in San Benito.

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...