Health official Dr. Sara Cody said that as more economic sectors reopened, the recent coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Santa Clara County showed “worrying” growth, which made the county a renewed watch list for the state , And indicates that the spread of disease may have accelerated. Tuesday.
Cody told the County Board of Supervisors: “None of us wants to be forced to return to a complete in-situ shelter, so it is vital that we continue to develop strong agreements and risk reduction strategies as we continue to open ,”
Over the past week, there has been a decrease since the beginning of this month, and the county’s COVID-19 hospitalization has increased to 64. The county also reported that within one day on Tuesday, its third largest number of cases rose by 1
These increases reflect widespread trends throughout California, and as more and more businesses (such as bars, indoor restaurants, and barber shops) open to customers for the first time in a few months, California’s coronavirus infection continues to rise.
“As a state, how are we doing? Not doing well.” County Chief Executive Jeff Smith said. “As a region, how are we doing? Not doing well.”
Nonetheless, many local health departments, including those in nearby San Mateo, Marin, Napa, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties, have been approved to reopen differences faster than the state . San Francisco is waiting to approve its request, and Contra Costa plans to reopen the hotel, gym and restaurant in the coming weeks.
Health officials did not initially give a direct response to whether they planned to raise an objection in Santa Clara, but after the meeting, Cody reminded regulators that she had just learned that the surge in hospitalization had listed the county as a The state’s monitoring list. .
She said: “At the moment, I don’t think we need (the difference).”
According to Cody, about 11% of the latest cases came from 89 workplace outbreaks across the county. More than a third of these outbreaks involved construction sites, which reopened on May 4th, requiring cleanliness and staying away from the demands of society. Another report said that in the food service sector, retail shops and food processing plants broke out; in late May, nearly 40 confirmed cases were traced to a fish packaging factory in Morgan Hill.
Otherwise, nearly half of the county’s cases are caused by community transmission, which means that the cases cannot be linked to outbreaks or confirmed infections in the workplace.
Despite the shocking update, as other counties in the Gulf region seem to be advancing, the health department has not released a more detailed reopening plan, which has made several supervisors more and more frustrated. Supervisor Susan Ellenberg asked the county to provide daily updates on whether it meets the differential application criteria, adding that she receives daily questions about the timetable from small businesses.
“Enterprises are ready, eager and willing to comply… What they all demand out loud is the opportunity to do so, and they can execute any agreement, no matter what risk reduction measures are taken,” Ellenberg said.