County of Santa Clara Health System Surpasses 274,000 COVID-19 Tests Performed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 17, 2020

Oct. 19 – Oct. 24 County Provides COVID-19 Testing at Sites in San José, Milpitas, Mountain View, Cupertino, Campbell, Palo Alto, and Gilroy

Santa Clara County, CA  The County of Santa Clara Health System, which includes Valley Medical Center and Public Health, has completed more than 274,000 COVID-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic. This is more than two and a half times the amount performed by any other large healthcare system, though all large healthcare systems are now required by local order to provide testing to essential workers and others they cover. The amount of testing in Santa Clara County, which significantly exceeds the state’s average rate of testing per capita, was a key factor in the county’s recent move to the State of California’s Orange Tier (Tier 3).

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