The data on this dashboard provide the data for Santa Clara County for each of the metrics outlined in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. These are the metrics used to determine Santa Clara County’s tier status within this framework. In order to move to a less-restrictive tier, the County must have been in its current tier for at least three weeks, and all metrics must be in the less restrictive tier for two consecutive weeks. The County will move to a more restrictive tier if any of the metrics fall into a more restrictive tier for two consecutive weeks.
The data on this dashboard are calculated and provided by the state and are not calculated by Santa Clara County. Therefore, the data on this dashboard does not exactly match the data on the other dashboards, which are all calculated by the County.
This dashboard is updated every Wednesday.
The unadjusted case rate is the number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, using a 7-day average with 7-day lag. The adjusted case rate takes into account the amount of testing being performed in the county relative to the median testing rate in the state; a testing rate above the state median adjusts the case rate lower, while a testing rate below the state median adjusts the case rate higher. The positivity rate is the percent COVID-19 tests that are positive, using a 7-day average with 7-day lag. The equity metric uses the Healthy Places Index, which measures community conditions associated with better health, to identify the lowest 25% of census tracts in Santa Clara County. The health equity metric is the positivity rate in these census tracts and was added to the framework on 10/6/2020. The testing rate is the number of COVID-19 tests per 100,000 people, using a 7-day average with 7-day lag. The testing rate is not a metric that is used directly for tier assessment but is used to calculate the adjusted case rate. The state testing median is the median testing rate in the state and is updated every four weeks to calculate the adjustment factor for the adjusted case rate.
Additional details and information about the metrics in this dashboard can be found on the California Department of Health’s website