The data on this dashboard provide a look at the number of new cases of COVID-19 and related deaths over time. A case is someone who tests positive for COVID-19 using viral testing performed in a lab. Deaths are listed separately for patients at Long Term Care Facilities because patients in these facilities are more isolated than the general public and represent a particularly vulnerable population. The Public Health Department closely tracks the number of cases and deaths that are being reported each day.*
COVID-19 deaths are defined as deaths of residents of Santa Clara County who were confirmed COVID cases, and had COVID-19 listed as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death on their death certificate.
*Data on deaths will be updated on Fridays.
This dashboard is updated Monday, Wednesday and Friday and will not be updated on holidays.
As part of ongoing data quality efforts, data are updated as the County receives information that is more complete or accurate. Therefore, the number of cases and deaths may change as cases and deaths are added to or removed from total counts through this process. In addition, reporting delays and data validation may affect the number of new cases and deaths reported on a given day, leading to lower numbers of cases or deaths being reported on certain days and higher numbers on others.
Source: California Reportable Disease Information Exchange
Data Notes: Cases are reported by the date that the specimens were collected for testing. Cases that do not have a valid specimen collection date will not show up in the graph of cases but are counted in the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases. Case counts for the most recent 7 days are likely to increase as additional results are received. The 7-day rolling average of new cases is the average number of new cases each day in the past 7 days, excluding the most recent 7 days. Count of deaths for the most recent month are likely to increase as deaths get reported to and investigated by the Public Health Department. Deaths are reported by the date of death. COVID-19 deaths are defined as deaths of residents of Santa Clara County who were confirmed COVID cases, and had COVID-19 listed as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death on their death certificate. This definition differs from the definition used by the Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office (ME-C), primarily due to the ME-C counting deaths that occur in Santa Clara County—including residents and nonresidents—whereas the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department counts deaths that occur among Santa Clara County residents (including deaths that occur in the county and outside of the county). Due to the fact that Santa Clara County is home to several major hospitals, there are in general more deaths that occur in the county than deaths of county residents.
As of 6/10/22, new case counts include cases that are presumed reinfections, defined as a positive test more than 90 days after the first positive test for a previous infection.
To download data related to the dashboard above, please visit: https://data.sccgov.org/browse?category=COVID-19