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December 9, 2023

San Benito County: 56 COVID-19 cases; one active

San Benito County added one newly confirmed COVID-19 case Monday after a weekend without any new infections.

The county now has 56 confirmed infections including 53 recovered patients, one active case and two deaths.

The county, meanwhile, has had a low hospitalization rate. An emergency department doctor last week noted the county has had just five patients treated in the hospital and just one put on a ventilator to help with breathing.

San Benito County, meanwhile, last week started priority testing that will amount to a significant increase in COVID-19 tests. The community – which had tested just under 1,200 people as of Monday – expects to test 5,000 to 8,000 residents over the next couple months as part of the federally sponsored program.

The county released the following Monday afternoon:

To date, a total of 1,195 patients in San Benito County (SBC) have been tested for COVID-19 at twenty-one reporting laboratories.  Of these, 1,112 have tested negative for COVID-19.  Fifty-eight percent (691) 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 11, 2020, there have been a total of 56 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in SBC; 1 case remains active. Confirmed cases include patients who have since recovered and those who are deceased.  Fifty-three 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 11, 2020 at 4:30PM.