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March 28, 2023

San Benito County reaches 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases

San Benito County added two newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total to 50.

That broke a streak of 11 consecutive days with zero or one new reported infection in San Benito County.

The county’s total includes five active cases, two deaths and 43 recovered patients.

County officials Tuesday talked about loosening restrictions in the shelter in place order set to expire next week.

Here is what the county posted Tuesday afternoon:

To date, a total of 891 patients in San Benito County (SBC) have been tested for COVID-19 at eighteen reporting laboratories.  Of these, 814 have  tested negative for COVID-19 and 27 are pending results. Fifty-nine percent (521) of patients tested were female. Patients ages ranged from 10 months to 101 years (median: 44 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 April 28, 2020, there have been a total of 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in SBC; 5 cases remain active. Confirmed cases include patients who have since recovered and those who are deceased.  Forty-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 April 28, 2020 at 3:00PM.