Where are COVID cases coming from?

Dear Neighbors,

Approximately 70%, or the majority of COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County, come from presumed community transmission. This is when a confirmed case cannot be traced back to either close contact with another known case, travel, or with a known outbreak.

In these cases, Public Health presumes that the infected person was exposed somewhere in the community, such as a grocery store, restaurant, or public transit. This is why it continues to be so important that we each choose to stay home as much as possible. 

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