SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Health officials in Santa Clara County have confirmed that three more people have died from coronavirus in the county, raising the total to 16.

The information was posted on the Santa Clara County Health Department’s web page on the coronavirus. The page additionally confirmed a total of 375 COVID-19 cases in the county, by far the highest case count in the greater Bay Area.

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Earlier Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that four deputies have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Three of the deputies were assigned to the custody bureau and another to a patrol bureau. Two of the cases were confirmed Sunday, another on Monday and the fourth on Tuesday.

Sheriff’s officials said three of the deputies are self-quarantining at home and another is in stable condition at a hospital.

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The sheriff’s office is working with the county health office to prevent further exposure within its force and facilities.


As of Tuesday morning, Santa Clara County has 375 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 16 deaths. The county has been particularly hard hit by the virus, accounting for 16 of the 40 deaths reported in California so far and all but four of the coronavirus deaths in the Bay Area.

On Monday, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen reminded the public that the order to shelter in place will be enforced, and businesses not complying with the order could face prosecution on a variety of charges.

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