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December 4, 2023

San Benito County: 60 COVID-19 cases with testing up 43% since last week

San Benito County added one newly confirmed COVID-19 case Friday to its total, which is now at 60.

The county’s total includes those infections since the pandemic started, including 53 recovered patients, five active cases and two deaths.

San Benito County is in its second week of federally sponsored, expanded testing at the Veterans Memorial Building, which is expected to result in more confirmed cases.

The county to date has conducted 1,456 tests – significantly more than the 1,017 patients who had been tested as of May 4 when expanded testing began. That amounts to a 43% increase in total tests taken over just 11 days. Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases has increased from 52 to 60 in that same time frame, or an increase of 15%.

The county released the following Friday:

To date, a total of 1,456 patients in San Benito County (SBC) have been tested for COVID-19 at twenty-one reporting laboratories. Of these, 1,369 have tested negative for COVID-19. Fifty-eight percent (841) 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 15, 2020, there have been a total of 60 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in SBC; 5 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 15, 2020 at 3:30PM.