County of Santa Clara Updates Reporting Process for COVID-19 Cases Dashboard

For Immediate Release 

April 20, 2020

Santa Clara County, CA –  The County of Santa Clara's Public Health Department has updated its COVID-19 data dashboard​ of confirmed cases with a new methodology for the dates of associated cases.  Cases will now be reported by the date of specimen collection.  Previously, data on the dashboard reflected new cases by the date that confirmed positive results were reported into the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE) system. 

This adjustment provides dates that more closely represent the timing of the spread of the virus in Santa Clara County.  The update in methodology today does not change the general progression of our case counts over time, but moves up the dates by a few days to be closer to when individuals may be developing symptoms.

The Public Health Department dedicates significant resources to robust data collection and analysis.  Because the Public Health Department is reporting these data as it receives them, counts for the most recent few days in the reporting period are likely to increase as additional data are received.  The COVID-19 cases dashboard will continue to be updated daily with the most accurate and current information available. 

The County of Santa Clara is reporting a total of 1,922 cases and 83 deaths.

Visit the County of Santa Clara COVID-19 website​ for frequent updates. 

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