"An outbreak of unusual respiratory disease, initially dominated by pneumonia...is caused by infection by a novel coronavirus. The new virus was initially named 2019-nCov by WHO. On February 11, 2020, WHO renamed the disease as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)."
On January 20, 2020, the first case of 2019-nCov was confirmed in the United States. SCU patrons can review the article regarding the "First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States" through the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Cases Reported in the County of Santa Clara:
149,236 Cumulative Cases | 1,887 Cumulative Deaths | 1,475,632 Completed Vaccination (Age 12+)
(Updated: November 18, 2021 3:00 PM)
To get the most up-to-date numbers of confirmed cases in Santa Clara County, please click on this link.
1. Jiang S, Shi Z, Shu Y, et al. A distinct name is needed for the new coronavirus. Lancet. 2020 Feb 19.
2. Holhue ML, DeBolt C, Lindquist S, et al. First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States. N Engl J Med. 2020 MAR 5; 382(10): 929-936.
3. Santa Clara County Pubic Health. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/novel-coronavirus/Pages/home.aspx. Updated: March 8, 2020. Accessed March 9, 2020.
DATE OF ORDER: August 2, 2021
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 101040, 101085, 120175, AND SANTA CLARA COUNTY ORDINANCE CODE SECTION A18-33, THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA (“HEALTH OFFICER”) ORDERS:
IT IS SO ORDERED:
Sara H. Cody, M.D.
Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara
Approved as to form and legality:
James R. Williams
To learn more about the Public Health Order Frequently Asked Questions, visit https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/public-health-orders-faq.aspx.
Updated: August 29, 2021: AY