San Benito County reported one newly confirmed COVID-19 case Thursday, bringing the total to 59 since the pandemic started.
San Benito County’s total includes 53 recovered patients, four active cases and two deaths.
San Benito County’s infection rate has stayed relatively flat over the past month, while the community last week started expanded testing at the Veterans Memorial Building. The county’s testing has increased significantly from a total of 1,017 on May 4 when the priority testing started to just under 1,400 tests as of today.
According to the county’s latest announcement today:
To date, a total of 1,394 patients in San Benito County (SBC) have been tested for COVID-19 at twenty-one reporting laboratories. Of these, 1,308 have tested negative for COVID-19. Fifty-eight percent (807) 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 14, 2020, there have been a total of 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in SBC; 4 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 14, 2020 at 4:00PM.