San Benito County added one newly confirmed COVID-19 case Thursday, bringing the total to 54.
The county has the 54 confirmed infections including 50 recovered patients, two active cases and two deaths.
San Benito County’s confirmation numbers have dropped in recent weeks and remain relatively flat. The county this week did start expanded testing that could result in higher confirmation numbers.
So far, the county has tested 1,102 patients, while the expanded testing program has a goal of an additional 5,000 to 8,000 tests over the next two months.
According to the county, 25 of the cases have been from community transmission, 25 have been person to person, three have been travel related and one is under investigation.
The county released the following Thursday:
To date, a total of 1,102 patients in San Benito County (SBC) have been tested for COVID-19 at twenty-one reporting laboratories. Of these, 1,021 have tested negative for COVID-19. Fifty-nine percent (647) of patients tested were female. Patients ages ranged from 10 months to 101 years (median: 45 years). SBC Public Health Services continues to work with medical providers to identify and test individuals who meet criteria for COVID-19 testing. As of May 7, 2020, there have been a total of 54 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in SBC; 2 cases remain active. Confirmed cases include patients who have since recovered and those who are deceased. Fifty patients have recovered and are no longer considered active cases in SBC. A total of 2 deaths have been reported in SBC, one during weeks 12 and 14, respectively. All results included in this update are current to May 7, 2020 at 3:30PM.