Santa Clara County officials say they’re making plans for a projected surge in hospitalizations due to coronavirus just as deaths across the county reached double digits and infections rose by 106 cases in the last two days.
As of Sunday night, 10 people had died from the virus, up from eight on Friday, and the total number of confirmed cases reached 302 people, according to officials.
The two who died over the weekend included a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 40s. Both women had prior medical issues, according to Cindy Chavez, president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
A county spokeswoman has also tested positive for COVID-19.
María Leticia Gómez, who works as the county’s director of communications and public affairs, became ill on March 13 and was tested for COVID-19 by her health care provider. On Sunday, she received her results and tested positive. Gómez has been isolated at home since she first showed symptoms and is doing well, officials said.
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