San Benito County reported two newly confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total to 58 as the community continues expanded testing that started last week.
The county’s total includes the 58 infections, 53 recovered patients, three active cases and two deaths.
There have been 1,260 residents tested. Those testing numbers are increasing with federally sponsored, expanded testing that should result in 5,000 to 8,000 tests over 60 days. With added testing, it’s expected the county’s official infection numbers will rise.
According to the county’s latest release of figures Tuesday:
To date, a total of 1,260 patients in San Benito County (SBC) have been tested for COVID-19 at twenty-one reporting laboratories. Of these, 1,175 have tested negative for COVID-19. Fifty-eight percent (730) of patients tested were female. Patients ages ranged from 4 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 12, 2020, there have been a total of 58 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in SBC; 3 cases remain 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 12, 2020 at 4:30PM.